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Come to the Threshing Floor part three
Come to the Threshing Floor part three
Monday June 29, 2009
By Laura McDonald

Background: Story of the book of Ruth. Naomi seeks security for Ruth  3:2 “Now Boaz, whose young women you were with, is he not our kinsman? In fact he is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor.” In Ruth 3:3-4 Naomi tells Ruth to do the following: wash yourself anoint yourself put on your best garment go down to the threshing floor (and she was not to make herself known until Boaz was finished eating and drinking).

When he lies down, notice the place where he lies, go in uncover his feet, and lie down; and he will tell you all you should do. Ruth Obeyed Naomi when Boaz was asleep Ruth came and softly uncovered his feet and lay down. He awoke startled and said, “Who are you?” She said, “I am Ruth, your maidservant, take your maidservant under your wing, for you are a near kinsman.”

Boaz was amazed at Ruth and promises to see to her security (read Ruth 3:10-13) Ruth is redeemed by Boaz. Boaz settled business with the other relative and it is decided that Boaz would redeem Ruth. The two were married They had a son named Obed who became the grandfather of King David.

At the beginning of the story Ruth found herself a young widow, poor and in a strange land. After her threshing floor encounter all that changed: She was remarried to a wealthy man, she was well taken care of and had a son whose lineage included King David.