A Love Story: Boaz and Ruth Day 6: Verses to Think On
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. (Ephesians 1:7-10, ESV)
But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent … he entered once for all in the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God. (Hebrews 9:11-14, ESV)
These verses beautifully describe the redemption that we have in Christ. He gave all of Himself to purchase us. It cost Him His own blood, yet He willingly submitted Himself to the Father’s will in this way. Now we are recipients of eternal life, found only in Him, and through His death we have been shown the fullest expression of God’s love.
If our redemption is that incredible, we should be motivated to have devotion like Ruth, Boaz, and Naomi—wholeheartedly, selflessly, and lovingly serving our Savior, who has changed our lives now and for eternity.