Studies in the Book of Ruth #4 (2:1)

Keep in mind…
Boaz is a PICTURE of Jesus Christ as he is a wealthy Jewish kinsman of Naomi’s
Ruth is a PICTURE of the church of Jesus Christ (His BRIDE) – a poor, Gentile widow

I. HIS RELATION (“Naomi had a kinsman of her husband’s”)
Boaz – see 1 Chronicles 2:1-3, 11-12 – he was from the tribe of Judah, just like the Lord Jesus Christ (cf. Revelation 5:5)

He was “a kinsman of her husband’s” – see Numbers 27:8-10
Jesus Christ is a KINSMAN of ours by relation – see Romans 8:3
Though Jesus Christ is God, He is also man – see John 1:1, 14
What is the difference between us and Jesus Christ?  He “was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (cf. Hebrews 4:15)

II. HIS FORTUNE (“a mighty man of wealth”)
Boaz was a “mighty man of wealth” – so is the Lord Jesus Christ – see 2 Corinthians 8:9
The Lord has enough riches to supply ALL of our needs – cf. Philippians 4:19

III. HIS DESIGNATION (“his name was Boaz”)
Boaz means “strength is within him”
*Oh how we need the STRENGTH of the Lord Jesus Christ (cf. John 15:5, Philippians 4:13)!