Ruth 4:7-8

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by clark thompson, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Ruth 4:7-8 King James Version (KJV)
    7 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.
    8 Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe.

    Ruth 4:7-8 The Voice (VOICE)

    7 Now in the old days of Israel when this story was playing out, land was redeemed and property was transferred legally when a man involved in the sale removed one of his sandals and gave it to the other. This was how contracts were sealed in Israel. 8 So the kinsman-redeemer took off his sandal and handed it to Boaz.
    Kinsman-Redeemer: It’s now your responsibility.

    The Voice (VOICE) The Voice Bible Copyright © 2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society All rights reserved.

    These are my thoughts, please share yours.

    7 So they sealed the oath based on the tradition it seems that for this to be mentioned in the scripture that by David’s time when this was most likely no longer a tradition. Traditions go away but we can’t let our focus and devotion towards the Lord go away.

    8 So Boaz now could buy the land but more important to him this could mean he could now marry Ruth which would make both of them very happy.
     
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  2. 'Now this was the manner in former time in Israel
    concerning redeeming and concerning changing,
    for to confirm all things;
    a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour:
    and this was a testimony in Israel.
    Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz,
    Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe.'

    Ruth 4:7-8

    Hello Clark,

    Thank you for your thoughts.

    Boaz, as Ruth's Kinsman Redeemer, redeemed her by purchase (Exodus 6:6 and 13:13) Which makes me think of (1 Cor. 6:20)

    'For ye are bought with a price:
    therefore glorify God in your body,
    and in your spirit, which are God's.'

    Praise God!

    In Christ Jesus
    Chris
     
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  3. Amen!

    The traditions of men should be thoroughly examined to make sure they are not making the Word of God of none effect. To many people hang onto religious tradition, thinking that it lines up with God's Word. When in all reality it is exactly opposed to the written Word of the Almighty God.

    It gives us the personal responsibility to read and meditate upon the Scriptures without any preconceived ideas, or men's interpretations, and carefully examine what we are believing to make sure it lines up with Scripture.

    Blessings in Christ Jesus
     
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