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Bible study is essential to our Christian walk. As we study God's Word, our personal relationship with God grows deeper and deeper. It empowers us to live for the Lord in every aspect of our lives. This is what has inspired me to do an online Bible study.

Many years ago my husband introduced me to a commentary on the book of Colossians and I was so blessed as the Scripture came to life before my very eyes. Since that day we have developed an extensive library and enjoy studying God's Word.

I have prepared some Bible studies that I would like to share with you. My prayer is that they will bless you as much as they have blessed me in preparing them. I pray your life is touched and that it would inspire you to live every moment of every day for Christ.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Restorer of Life

We see the women of Bethlehem who had witnessed Naomi's emptiness when she returned to Bethlehem back in Ruth chapter one are now praising God that Naomi has received a kinsman-redeemer.

Ruth 4:14-17 shows how this God-given child, Obed was a blessing. Notice the words the women said: "Blessed be the Lord". Their praise was not to Boaz and Ruth, but to the Lord Himself because they knew it was the Lord who had given the child as a kinsman-redeemer to Naomi and the future descendants of the family.

Look at verse 15 it says, the child was to be a "restorer of life" to Naomi; he was to renew and sustain her in her old age. Naomi came back to Bethlehem feeling empty and now the Lord has redeemed her and blessed her with a grandson who would help meet her needs and would one day inherit the family land and keep her family’s name going.

We have seen the providence of God working in the lives of this family throughout the book of Ruth. Now we see the most wonderful thing that happened to Boaz and Ruth and their son, Obed: they were appointed by God to be a part of the chosen line of King David. This meant that they were the ancestors of the Promised Seed and Savior, the Messiah and Redeemer of the world.

My friend, God continually works behind the scenes in our lives also. Just as God gave Obed to be a restorer of life, God has given his only son, Jesus Christ to be the restorer of our life, to redeem us.

Ruth 4:14-17 "Then the women said to Naomi, "Blessed be the LORD, who has not left you this day without a close relative; and may his name be famous in Israel! 15 And may he be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves you, who is better to you than seven sons, has borne him." 16 Then Naomi took the child and laid him on her bosom, and became a nurse to him. 17 Also the neighbor women gave him a name, saying, "There is a son born to Naomi." And they called his name Obed. He is the father of Jesse, the father of David." (NKJV)

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