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The Kinsman Redeemer

Ruth 4:1-12


In the story we have land and a Lady who need to be Redeemed. They can not redeem them selves.


      1.   The Kinsman Redeemer had to Have The . . Authority Of The Redeemer.Relative

      2.   The Kinsman Redeemer Had To Have The . . Attitude Of The Redeemer. Willing

      3.   The Kinsman Redeemer Had To Have The . . Assets Of The Redeemer.Able


1.   The Kinsman Redeemer had to Have The . . Authority To Redeem.

He Must Be A Near Kinsman

A.  He Has Authority Because Of A . . Relationship. 4:1-2 1 Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down

there; and behold, the close relative of whom Boaz had spoken came by. So Boaz said, "Come aside, friend, sit down here." So he came aside and sat down. 2 And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, "Sit down here." So they sat down.


B.  He Has Authority Because Of A . . Respect. 4:3-4

3 Then he said to the close relative, "Naomi, who has

come back from the country of Moab, sold the piece of land which belonged to our brother Elimelech.

4 And I thought to inform you, saying,' Buy it back in the presence of the inhabitants and the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, redeem it; but if you will not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know; for there is no one but you to redeem it, and I am next after you.'" And he said, "I will redeem it."


C.  He Has Authority Because Of A . . Request. 3:8-11 8 Now it happened at midnight that the man

was startled, and turned himself; and there, a woman was lying at his feet. 9 And he said, "Who are you?" So she answered, "I am Ruth, your maidservant. Take your maidservant under your wing, for you are a close relative." 10 Then he said, "Blessed are you of the Lord, my daughter! For you have shown more kindness at the end than at the beginning, in that you did not go after young men, whether poor or rich. 11 And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you all that you request, for all the people of my town know that you are a virtuous woman. NKJV


      The Kinsman Redeemer had to Have The . .

            Authority To Redeem.

He Must Be A Near Kinsman


2.   The Kinsman Redeemer had to Have The . . Attitude To Redeem.

                  He Must Be A Willing Kinsman

A. The . . Purpose Related To The Attitude. 4:5-7

      1.   The Close Relative’s Purpose Did Not Motivate Him To Redeem. 4:5-7 5 Then Boaz said, "On

the day you buy the field from the hand of Naomi, you must also buy it from Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to perpetuate the name of the dead through his inheritance." 6 And the close relative said, "I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I ruin my own inheritance. You redeem my right of redemption for yourself, for I cannot redeem it." 7 Now this was the custom in former times in Israel concerning redeeming and exchanging, to confirm anything: one man took off his sandal and gave it to the other, and this was a confirmation in Israel.


      2.   The Next Close Relative’s Purpose Did Motivate Him To Redeem. 4:8 Therefore the close

relative said to Boaz, "Buy it for yourself." So he took off his sandal.


B.  The . . Performance Related To The Attitude. 4:8 8 Therefore the close relative said to Boaz, "Buy it

for yourself." So he took off his sandal.

The Kinsman Redeemer had to Have The . . Attitude To Redeem.

                  He Must Be A Willing Kinsman

3.   The Kinsman Redeemer had to Have The . . Assets To Redeem.

      He Must Be An Able Near Kinsman

A. The Assets And Willingness To . . Pay The Price

      Required For The Land. 4:9

9 And Boaz said to the elders and all the people,

"You are witnesses this day that I have bought all that was Elimelech's, and all that was Chilion's and Mahlon's, from the hand of Naomi.

      B. The Assets And Willingness To . . Perform The Requirement For The Namesake. 4:10-12

      10 Moreover, Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of Mahlon, I have acquired as my wife, to perpetuate the name of the dead through his inheritance, that the name of the dead may not be cut off from among his brethren and from his position at the gate. You are witnesses this day." 11 And all the people who were at the gate, and the elders, said, "We are witnesses. The Lord make the woman who is coming to your house like Rachel and Leah, the two who built the house of Israel; and may you prosper in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem. 12 May your house be like the house of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah, because of the offspring which the Lord will give you from this young woman." NKJV


Application    The Kinsman Redeemer had to Have The . . Assets To Redeem.

      He Must Be An Able Near Kinsman

4.   Jesus Is The Only Kinsman Redeemer For Our Redemption.


A.  Jesus Is A Near Kinsman.           Lk 1:34-38

      34 Then Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I do not know a man?" 35 And the angel answered and said to her,"The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren.

37 For with God nothing will be impossible." 38 Then Mary said, "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her. NKJV


B.  Jesus Is A Willing Kinsman.       Php 2:5-11

      5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, . . .

11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. NKJV

      Tit 2:13-14 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. NKJV


A pastor’s son and his mom had been to a shopping mall and the

boy had acted badly, wanting this and that, running off, etc. As

they were driving home, he could sense her displeasure and said,

“When we ask God to forgive us when we are bad, He does, doesn’t He?” His mother replied, “Yes, He does.”

The boy continued, “And when he forgives us, He buries our sins in the deepest sea, doesn’t He?” The mom replied, “Yes, that’s what the Bible says.” The boy was silent for awhile and then said, “I’ve asked God to forgive me, but I bet when we get home, you’re going to go fishing for those sins, aren’t you?”

Too often, we do “go fishing” for other people’s sins that God has

already buried. James S. Hewett.


C.  Jesus Is An Able Redeemer.        Heb 7:24-25

       24 but Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently. 25 Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. NASU

      Jn 3:16-18 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 "He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. NKJV


Dr. Louis Albert Banks wrote, "John Bunyan was a drunken Bedford tinker until his wife led him to Christ.

David Livingstone was a weaver; but one morning he was the only boy in the old Scotch church, and the discouraged preacher gave all his attention to him, and winning him to God opened Africa to Christianity.

Henry M. Stanley was a reporter and went to Africa with a reputation for untruthfulness and infidelity, but Livingstone won him to Christ, and that quickened him into a great man whose name will be immortal.

George Whitfield was born in a liquor saloon and was himself a bartender until he ran across a little book entitled, 'Law's Serious Call to the Unconverted.' Finding Christ, he no longer wanted to be a bartender. He wrote to Charles Wesley and God led him on to his great ministry. And this is going on everywhere.

Jesus Is The Only Kinsman Redeemer For

Our Redemption.



Jesus Is A Near Kinsman.           


Jesus Is A Willing Kinsman. 


Jesus Is An Able Redeemer. 


There's an interesting story about how a gifted violinist named Fritz Kreisler acquired a Stradivarius violin. Kreisler heard about the violin owned by an old Englishman and offered to buy it, but the old man said it wasn't for sale. One day Kreisler ventured to the old man's house and said, "If I can't buy it, may I touch it?"

The old Englishman invited him in and even allowed him to begin making music with it. Great tears welled up in the old Englishman's eyes, and he said, "It is not for sale, but it is yours.

You are the Master and alone are worthy of it!"

That is what worship is all about. God is the Master, and He alone is worthy.