In the midst of the day-to-day, don’t forget to seek what is most permanent.
1. Build your life on what lasts in every season—and eternity!
-The only rest worth having is rest that we can’t build for ourselves.
The Blessing of Rest in Christ: Hebrews 4:1-14
2. Live out your passions and priorities in the direction of justice.
“Abstain the passions of the flesh which wage war against your soul.”
(1 Pt. 2:11-12)
Our passions are to be guided, not trusted.
-He has a right evaluation of her:
אֵ֥שֶׁת חַ֖יִל / eshet chail : strong woman, woman of integrity (Proverbs
31’s phrase: “an excellent wife”)
-He has a decision and a plan:
Is it not interesting that Boaz, by all appearances, has thought of this before!
גֹאֵ֖ל / Goel : redeemer
Daily righteousness paves the way for divine appointments.
3. The Redeemer considers everything at stake and donates a down- payment to the Beloved (2 Car 1:22, 5:5; Eph. 1:14)
4. To be redeemed is to have a new identity and a new destiny.
“Who are you?”