The following sermon was preached by Rev. Calum I. Macleod on the Sabbath Morning, 7th of March, 2010. A Christian is said to be redeemed. In Christ we have redemption through his blood and the forgiveness of sins. But what does redemption mean? This sermon explains the Old Testament role of the Kinsman Redeemer. When Ruth came to Boaz she was a widow; destitute and penniless but God in His mercy had made laws in order to safeguard the poor people. A near kinsman had a right and a duty to buy back or redeem that which the poor person had lost and Boaz was that kinsman. He became a saviour who raised her up out the dire straits of poverty and widowhood. But much more than this, Boaz is a type of our Lord Jesus Christ; the Redeemer of Israel who purchased our eternal life with His own blood.
The text is Ruth 3:18…Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day.
the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day.