Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Right Way—The God-Honoring Way

The nearest kinsman had agreed to buy the land. Then Boaz, told him that if he buys the land, he must also buy Ruth and take her for his wife. 
The nearest kinsman wanted no part of that deal! He told Boaz that he could have the land and Ruth. Boaz was now free to buy the land, and take Ruth as  his wife in accordance to the law. And they sealed the deal—with a sandal, as was the custom. 

The right of redemption is fairly resigned to Boaz. If this nameless kinsman lost a good bargain, a good estate, and a good wife too, he may thank himself for not considering it better, and Boaz will thank him for making his way clear to that which he valued and desired above any thing. 
Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Bible

Doing things the right way, is the God-honoring way. So, often people want to take shortcuts to get things they want or to get things done. However, those shortcuts often lead to problems. Boaz knew that he was not the nearest kinsman to Naomi, and that another had the right and obligation to choose to buy the land and marry Ruth. 

Doing things the right way, is the God-honoring way. And when things are done the right way, the God-honoring way, then God can bless what is done. 

When my heart is permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God (Acts 9:31, MSG), then I'll know the God-honoring way, and be willing to take the necessary steps to make sure it is done the right way. 

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