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The Church Of Boaz (5 of 14)
Series: The Book of Ruth
Ken D. Trivette
1. In our last study, we were introduced to Boaz, a type of the Lord Jesus. We also saw Ruth as a type of the new Christian and her "hap" into a field owned by Boaz. As we learned, after Boaz is introduced in 2:1, that which follows is a series of events by which Ruth is brought into an intimate relationship with Boaz.
2. One of the important factors in the development of this relationship is the field of Boaz. There is no way to underestimate the importance of this field and the events that followed.
3. A field in the Bible is often symbolic of the lost people around us. Jesus said in John 4:35, "Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already unto harvest." The fields the Lord was referring to are the multitudes around us that are lost.
4. In Matthew 13:38, we find that the countries of the world are symbolized by a field. We read, "The field is the world." We also read that Babylon is symbolized by a field. "He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it by great waters, and set it as a willow tree" (Ezk.17:5).
5. In the case before us, the field of Boaz, we have a wonderful picture and type of the Church. The field of the earthly Boaz is symbolic of the Church of the Heavenly Boaz. For symbol sake, we will call it, "The Church of Boaz."As I stated, this field was a very important factor in the development of the relationship between Boaz and Ruth. The same is true in our Christian life and spiritual growth. The Church is a very important factor in our relationship with Christ.
6. You can go to a good Church and not be a Christian, but you cannot be a good Christian and not go to Church. The Lord's Church is essential in developing a relationship with Jesus Christ. Let's notice this field and gl ...
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