We are a people in need of rescuing. Praise God that He has already provided our Rescuer! Zach Williams sings of this in his song, “Rescue Story.” It leads us to explore another rescue story in Scripture that whispers the name of Jesus.
Join me as we head back to the book of Ruth for one more week.
On this episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Read and keep on reading
- Listen to an audio version of the text
- Read/listen in various translations
- Share with a friend
- Don’t treat the stories of the Bible in chunks…read and keep on reading
- Storying…what it is and how to do it on your own
- How I chose the book of Ruth again because it is a story of redemption that is a type and shadow of the ultimate rescue story
- How every story whispers Jesus’ name
- John 5:39-40
- Luke 24:39-40
- A recap of Ruth 1-4
- How Naomi was rescued from her emptiness, Ruth was rescued from her barrenness, the people of Israel were ultimately rescued from their disobedience, and we are rescued from an eternity separated from God
- A discussion of what a kinsman redeemer is and where you find it baked into God’s law
- Exodus 6:6
- Leviticus 25:25-28
- Christ as our redeemer – Galatians 3:13-14, Hebrews 9:15
- Christ is our bridegroom and we are His bride – Ephesians 5
- In Ruth we see ourselves when we see someone in need, unable to rescue ourselves, requiring a redeemer to cover us with His protection, requesting His redemption, and asking Him to make us his wife
Check out the official lyric video on YouTube below.
More Than a Song Playlist
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- The story behind the song “Rescue Story” by Zach Williams – YouTube Video
- Chords and lyrics – Essential Worship
- What is a kinsman redeemer? – GotQuestions.org
This Week’s Challenge
Explore the rescue story as told in the Book of Ruth. Read the entire account several times. Read it in different translations. Admire the beauty of this bright spot shining in a very dark age. Delight in the details of a charming story (that really happened to real people) and rehearse it often enough that you can then share it with a friend. Finally, consider how this story whispers the name of our own Redeemer, Jesus Christ.