Ruth 3 – “Love Me, That’s All I Ask”

Ruth 3 – “Love Me, That’s All I Ask”

Last time in our study in the Book of Ruth, we observed how Boaz fell in love
with Ruth the first time he laid eyes on her. In today’s chapter, she will come
and offer herself to him to be his bride and he will accept her offer, and then set
out to do everything he can to redeem her. What did Boaz expect to get from
Ruth? “Love me,” that’s all he asked of her.

As we learned in an earlier study Boaz serves as a type of Christ and Ruth as a
type of the church. C. S. Lewis once wrote, “Christ loved us not because we
were lovable, but because He is love.” I understand what Lewis was saying, and
He was right in the sense that in our unregenerated state we are unlovable, but
the omnivoyant (the one who sees all) Christ has seen what we will look like in
glory and we are beautiful in His eyes. And like Boaz, He will not rest until He
has redeemed us. What does He ask in return? Well, He knows we are paupers
and have nothing to give Him. So He says to His bride, “Love Me, that’s all I ask
of you.”

George

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