Ruth 4:1-8; Ruth Refused by Her Kinsman; Boaz calls court immediately; But why was Boaz so hasty?; But that which made Boaz love her, and solicitous to expediate the affar, was that all her neighbours agreed she was a virtuous woman, this set her price with him ‘far above rubies [Prov. 31:10]; Note, Fair and open dealing in all matters of contract and commerce is what all those must make conscience of that would approve themselves Israelites indeed, without guile. B.C. 1312

R U T H CHAPTER 4 In this chapter we have the wedding between Boaz and Ruth, in the circumstances of which there was something uncommon, which is kept upon record for the illustration, not only of the law concerning the marrying of a brother's widow (Deut. xxv. 5, &c.), for cases help to expound laws, but of the gospel too, for from this marriage descended David, and the Son of David, whose espousals to the Gentile church were Continue Reading

Ruth 2:1-3; Ruth in the Field of Boaz; There is scarcely any chapter in all the sacred history that stoops so low as this to take cognizance of so mean a person as Ruth, a poor Moabitish widow; But all this was in order to her being grafted into the line of Christ and taken in among His ancestors, that she might be a figure of the espousals of the Gentile Church to Christ. B.C. 1312

R U T H CHAPTER 2 There is scarcely any chapter in all the sacred history that stoops so low as this to take cognizance of so mean a person as Ruth, a poor Moabitish widow, so mean an action as her gleaning corn in a neighbour's field, and the minute circumstances thereof. But all this was in order to her being grafted into the line of Christ and taken in among his ancestors, that she might be a figure of the espousals of the Gentile Continue Reading

Children Followed Their Father

DEUTERONOMY 23: 3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to their tenth generation their descendants shall not enter into the assembly of the Lord for ever. [Amplified Bible] It must be remembered that the children, according to the Jewish law, followed the father, not the mother. [That is, the family of Boaz, for example, although his wife Ruth was a Moabitess, was considered Israelite, including his Continue Reading