Ruth 2.14,15 Blessed be the Lord, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel. And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of — thine old age.

Jesus told the over zealous Sons of Thunder that He did not come to call down fire from heaven to destroy man, He came to give man life. The devil is identified by The Master as being the one who steals, kills, and destroys.

Ruth is a book that identifies Boaz as her kinsman Redeemer. Boaz is a old testament picture of Jesus Christ. Through Boaz, the formerly unwed and barren Ruth will become his bride and bearer of children. Ruth gave birth to a son, who was named Obed, who was the father of Jesse, the father of David. He was the ancestor of Jesus Christ.

In our passage today we see a description of one of the many things that Jesus came to do, beloved. He is The One Who restores that which is broken or in disrepair. He is The One Who nourishes those who are malnourished or feeble.

In other words, Jesus is everything that we need, and He is everything that we are not. He took upon Himself the pain and punishment of sin that we deserved, that we, by grace, through faith in Him, might freely receive the restoration to The Father and spiritual nourishment that we do not deserve. Selah.