The Ability to Redeem - Part I
Dr. Joe Temple

Introduction

Open your Bibles, please, to the book of Ruth, that portion of the Word of God which we are studying at the present moment. We will not be tarrying long in the book of Ruth because, as you know, we suggested to you that there were three approaches to the study of the book of Ruth; and at the present time we are in the midst of the second approach, which we have designated “soteriology.” The word “soteriology” comes from the Greek word for salvation, soteria , and it represents the study of salvation or redemption. That suggests to you that in the book of Ruth we are studying the doctrine of redemption. Why study the doctrine of redemption from the book of Ruth? Our answer is that the book of Ruth presents a peculiar phase of the doctrine of redemption that is not found clearly and completely elsewhere in the Word of God. That is the doctrine of the kinsman-redeemer. “Kinsman” and “near-kinsman” are mentioned twelve times in the book of Ruth. The word “kinsman” comes from the Greek word gawal , which is translated by the words “redeemer,” “redeemed,” “redemption,” and “ransom.” The phase of redemption that is depicted by the kinsman-redeemer is presented in the book of Ruth and no other place in the Bible as far as a complete presentation is concerned.

We learned there were five requirements which the kinsman-redeemer must meet. Before he could be a kinsman-redeemer, there were five requirements to be considered. He must be near of kin. That is, a neighbor couldn't redeem another person; he must be a kinsman. He must be willing. He must possess the ability. He must be free to do it, and he must have the price of redemption.

We have been considering these requirements one by one. We have noticed how Boaz was indeed a near kinsman, though there was a nearer kinsman who had the right to redeem if he would; but that nearer kinsman, we learned, was not willing, nor did he possess the ability. As we completed the analogy related to the Lord Jesus Christ, which we have been doing, we found that the nearer kinsman than Boaz was the law and the law was not willing, nor did he have the ability to redeem.

The Ability of Boaz to Redeem

We want to think with you about this third requirement, the ability to redeem. If we can establish through the Word of God that Boaz, the type, had the ability to redeem, and understand the manner in which he did have that ability, you will be able to see in the antitype, the Lord Jesus Christ, the exact lesson that God would have us learn concerning His ability to redeem.

We notice with you the ability of the type, Boaz by name, as we call your attention to what is recorded in chapter 2, verse 1:

Ruth 2

1And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.

This verse establishes that Noami, and essentially Ruth, had a kinsman. The relationship was through the line of her husband, Elimelech.

In relation to the requirement that we are going to consider today, the ability of Boaz to redeem, we call your attention to the last statement of the verse: “and his name was Boaz.” That indicates to us that first suggestion of his ability to redeem. We told you that there was no meaning for the word, “Boaz,” as there is for “Ruth,” as there is for “Naomi,” as there is for a great many names within the word itself; but the word “Boaz” was used to describe a pillar in the temple and hence came to be a representation of strength. Though it would be inaccurate to say that “Boaz” means “strength,” it would be accurate to say that his name indicates his ability to redeem Ruth in that he was a man of strength.

That is borne out in the first part of that first verse, if you will glance at it there again:

Ruth 2

1And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth,…

I would like for you to notice that phrase, “a mighty man of wealth,” for that describes the kind of man Boaz was. The first thing that I would have you notice about that phrase, “a mighty man of wealth,” is that phrase, “mighty man.” This one phrase, “mighty man,” comes from the Hebrew word ghibbore , which is translated elsewhere in the Word of God, “warrior.” In the book of Ruth, he is not presented as a warrior, but he is presented as a farmer.

You will keep in mind that when we are studying the book of Judges, we told you that the book of Ruth was considered an appendix to the book of Judges because the story of Ruth happened in the days of the judges. In those days there were many wars, and it is not inconsistent with fact to assume that Boaz would have been called away to war a great many times. He was away from the harvest, you will remember, when Ruth went to glean in the field. We don't know where he was. Many Bible scholars just assume he went to town to buy something, but again it is not inconceivable to suggest that he might have been gone to war. He came home and found Ruth in the fields and fell in love with her, and the story of their love was recorded.

A Man of Virtue

Not only did we notice that he was a mighty man, but we noticed that he was a mighty man of wealth. If you are just reading your English text, you would say, “Well, he was a rich man and that's that.” But you don't know he was if you stop right there because this word “wealth” is from the Hebrew word khahyil , which is a most interesting word. It is translated by seven or eight English words. If you are to understand that full meaning of this word, you are going to have to know what those words were because that is the only way you are going to be able to understand that Boaz did indeed have the ability, as is suggested in the Word, to be the kinsman-redeemer of Ruth.

Remember, we are having a typical study, and if we cannot establish the facts about the type, then we cannot establish the facts about the antitype. Notice what I am saying. I am saying antitype, not Antichrist. Someone said to me, “You know, I am a little confused. I don't see how the Antichrist can do those things.” We are not talking about Antichrist. We are talking about the antitype. You have a type, and then you have an antitype. That is, you have a type and then you have the real person. If we establish the type, then it is very simple to bring to you the lessons related to the antitype.

I would like for us to notice the various words, English words, which are the translation of this one Hebrew word khahyil , which is translated by the word “wealth” in Ruth, chapter 3, verse 1. Notice the third chapter of the book of Ruth with me for a moment, verse 11:

Ruth 3

11And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.

Notice the word “virtuous.” It comes from the same word as does this word “wealth.” It comes from khahyil . So when we speak of a man of wealth, we are speaking of a man of virtue. Of course, immediately you begin to think and wonder, because virtue is usually associated with a lady. You say, “Why do you associate the word ‘virtue' with a man?” Well, actually you could change the word to “power” because “virtue” and “power” mean the same thing. You may wonder why. The answer simply is this: A woman's greatest power is her virtue. That is the reason why at one time in the history of the world it was thought a serious thing when a woman lost her virtue. It is not considered so now, regretfully, but there was a time when such was the case. So if you would like, you could say that Boaz had the ability to redeem because he was a man of virtue or he was a man of power.

A Man of Courage and Power

We might look at another word. This word khahyil is translated by the word “valor,” in the book of Judges. Turn there, please, and you will recall in chapter 6 of the book of Judges what is described as the “call of Gideon” to be the judge who would lead Israel during this particular time of distress at the hands of the Midianites. You will recall that the angel of the Lord made a visit to Gideon while he was threshing the grain by his father's threshing floor in secret, because the Midianites took all of the grain that was available. In verse 12:

Judges 6

12And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.

Notice the word “valor.” It is the same Hebrew word khahyil . It is translated by the word “wealth;” it is translated by the word “virtue.” “Valor” is not a word we use in our everyday language, but if you were to check it in any English dictionary, you would discover that it is another word for “courage.” So Boaz had the ability to redeem Ruth because he was a man of power and he was a man of virtue. To amplify that, and perhaps overlapping in the thinking of some of you, you discover that this word is translated by the word “might.”

Turn, please, to the book of Zechariah for a familiar verse that some of you have quoted or perhaps have committed to memory and depended upon again and again in times of real trial. In Zechariah, chapter 4, verse 6, you will remember Zerubbabel had a temple that was to be built. The things that were keeping the temple from being built were so tremendous that it seemed as though they were a mountain, something that was difficult for him to handle by himself. Notice in verse 6:

Zechariah 4

6Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
7Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

Notice the word “might” in verse 6. That is the translation of this same word. You say, “Well, what is the difference between the word ‘might' and the word ‘power'?” The difference lies in the fact that the power might be related to the individual himself, and the word “might” could be related to the help that he was able to gather, such as an army or a group of men who would be able to fight the battle for him.

A Man of Strength

I believe we left out one word here, the word “strength.” This word khahyil , which is translated by the word “virtue,” by the word “valor,” is also translated by the word “strength.” You might like to turn to the book of Habakkuk for an illustration. The book of Habakkuk is a very small book. It is just before the book of Zephaniah, and if you are not really careful you might pass over it before you realize it. In chapter 3 in the book of Habakkuk, we have the psalm of Habakkuk, which is the psalm of faith. In chapter 1, he had been praying that God would do something; and God said, “I am.” He expressed what he was doing in words that have become very precious to some of us as one of the year verses:

Habakkuk 1

5Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told you.

We suggested to you that the verse should be translated, “I am working a work in your day which you will not believe, though it be told you.” Habakkuk had to walk by faith in the light of that verse, and so he did, and he sang the psalm of faith in chapter 3. We are interested to notice the last few verses of the chapter:

Habakkuk 3

17Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
18Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
19The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places…

Notice the word “strength” there, recognizing that it is the translation of this Hebrew word khahyil . Habakkuk was in a place where he needed more strength than he had, and he could say, “God is my strength.” Boaz had the ability to redeem because he was indeed a man of strength.

Keep in mind we are examining what is included in the phrase, “a mighty man of wealth.” It simply did not refer to the property which was in his possession, but it referred to these things we have been trying to bring to your attention.

Another word very much akin to what we are looking at, but still with a little different shade of meaning, found in II Samuel:

II Samuel 22

31As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.
32For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God?
33God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.

Notice the word “power.” It is the translation of this word khahyil . “God is my power. What I cannot do within myself, God can do.” Boaz had the power to redeem.

A Man of Great Riches

Now, it would be only fair in the interest of accuracy to say that the word khahyil , which is translated by the word “wealth” in the book of Judges, is translated by the word “riches,” which emphasizes the fact that the Spirit of God was talking about material goods, wealth, as well as all of these other things.

When we do call to your attention the variety of meanings of any one Hebrew word, we don't want you to automatically assume the word in the English text is the incorrect word. We want you to realize it is but one of the words. We have expressed this manner of looking at words as getting all of the juice out of the orange. You might read the verse as we did in the King James text and get a little of the juice, but you squeeze it a little tighter and you get a bit more.

In Psalm 62, notice in verse 10 this ascription to the power of God and the vanity of riches.

Psalms 62

9Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.
10Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

You will notice the word “riches” there which is but a translation of this Hebrew word khahyil . So we recognize that Boaz had the ability to redeem because indeed he was a man of great riches, a man of great wealth.

We have suggested to you from time to time that some of our Hebrew words are derivatives of a root word, the root word having a meaning originally that the derivative did not necessarily have. Interested in getting all of the juice, as we speak of it, in this particular instance, we go back to the root word of this word khahyil . We find it is the word khool . It is translated by our English word “great,” and by our English word “bear.” We are not going to look at illustrations of this Hebrew translation, but we do want you to keep these words in mind. Having looked at all of these meanings which made Boaz, who was the type of the kinsman-redeemer, able to redeem, describing his ability, it is easier for us to think with you very briefly about the ability of the antitype, the Lord Jesus Christ. Boaz is the type; the Lord Jesus Christ is the antitype. I want you to notice with me a few passages of Scripture that illustrate that what Boaz was, Jesus is. What Boaz was able to do for Ruth, the Lord Jesus Christ is able to do in a far greater way.

Jesus is Greater Than All

We mentioned to you that the root word of the Hebrew word khahyil was the Hebrew word khool , and it is translated by the word “great.” I think that would be a good place for us to begin. The Lord Jesus Christ is great. Will you turn, please, to the Gospel of Luke, chapter 1. In the first chapter of Luke, there is recorded, among other things, the annunciation to Mary by the angel, Gabriel, that she was to be the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ. In that annunciation, a number of things were said about it. Notice, please, verse 31:

Luke 1

31And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
32He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

The complete record of the annunciation would be well worth our reading, but because our time is limited, we will read only that particular verse to emphasize to you that as Boaz was great in the sense of wealth, of power, of courage, of might, of strength–all of those things in the word “great”–the Savior is great. That gave Him the ability to redeem. He is greater, as the songwriter said, “than all of our sin in the manifestation of His grace.”

The purpose of our calling to your attention that He is great is to emphasize to you that He is great–greater than any sin that you may have committed, greater than any burden you may be bearing. He is greater than any conception of the human mind. That is the reason why it is a little bit ridiculous to try to explain Jesus. Jesus is not to be explained. He is to be received. Jesus is not to be explained. He is to be believed upon. Only then will men be able to understand who He is and what He is.

He is Able to Bear Our Sins

We said, in relation to that root word, that it could be translated by the word “bear,” and we are thinking of carrying a load when we use the word “bear.” Of the many illustrations we might bring to your attention, the one found in chapter 9 of the book of Hebrews is an excellent one. The book of Hebrews is a New Testament commentary on the Old Testament. As a matter of fact, it is the best commentary there is on the book of Numbers, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy. You will notice in verse 28 of the book of Hebrews, chapter 9:

Hebrews 9

28So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Notice the statement in verse 28: “He was sent to bear the sins of many.” I would like for you to recognize with me that what is recorded there in verse 28 is the third act of a three-act drama that is presented here in chapter 9 of the book of Hebrews, which tells so beautifully the whole story of Christ. If you want to present to someone the whole story of Christ in a very few words, you can do it right here. Notice verse 26:

Hebrews 9

26For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

The end of the age began nearly 2,000 years ago. The Lord Jesus Christ appeared in the end of the age to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. That is the briefest story of Calvary that I suppose you will find anywhere in the Word. Now glance at verse 24:

Hebrews 9

24For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

Notice the second act. Two thousand years ago He did appear to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. He was raised from the dead. He went to Heaven, and now this very day He is appearing in the presence of God for us–that is, in our behalf. He appeared to put away our sins. He appears now in the presence of God to keep us. Then, of course, the verse which we read, verse 28, we reread it now:

Hebrews 9

28So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

He did appear. He does appear. He shall appear. The statement in that last part of verse 28 means that the second time He is coming, He is not coming to deal with sin. He had already dealt with that when He came the first time, but He is coming the second time for a different purpose–to rescue those who look for Him.

This verse of Scripture, let us say for the record and to keep your thinking straight, is not a reference to the Rapture of the Church. It is a reference to the second coming of Christ in glory. The Rapture of the Church can occur at any moment, and it can occur whether anyone is looking or not. As a matter of fact, the Bible says that one of the real proofs that Jesus' return is near is that men will say, “Where is the promise of His coming?” That indicates that people won't be interested in His coming. They will say, “That's old hat. He is not coming. Why do you even say that He is?” But at the end of the Tribulation, when the nation of Israel has endured such Tribulation not known by ordinary man, they will look unto Him whom they have pierced. According to Zechariah, chapter 12, they will ask Him to come to their rescue, and He shall come.

You will remember perhaps that most of the promises in the Word of God related to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ are related to His coming in glory; but when you know that He is coming in glory, you can be sure that the Rapture of the Church is seven years nearer than that. When He comes for the Church, He will take the Church. In fellowship or out of fellowship, He will take them. When He comes for Israel, He will appear only to that believing remnant in Israel who are actually asking Him to come, and the rest will be destroyed in the brightness of His coming. He bore the sins of many on Calvary 2,000 years ago. He is the Kinsman-Redeemer.

He is Able to Keep Us

We would emphasize to you once again that He is able to keep. That familiar passage of Scripture that we call to your attention is John, chapter 10. It is one of many that you have committed to memory and many of you have quoted, that chapter which presents the Lord Jesus Christ as the Great Shepherd of the sheep. Notice verse 27:

John 10

27My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
30I and my Father are one.

The blessing that should come to our hearts from this particular verse of Scripture is the ability of the Kinsman-Redeemer to keep us after He has redeemed us. I have always loved the illustration of the place that He keeps us–in the palm of His hand. No man is able to pluck us out. No creature–that is the real meaning of the word–is able to pluck us out of His hand.

I have never been able to understand why people want to be insecure in relation to their salvation, but I believe some of them would. I believe some of them would rather be insecure and win an argument than be secure and lose it. When I have suggested that He is able to keep, and I have used this verse to which I have just made reference, they come up with the asinine statement, “Well, maybe no creature is able to pluck them out of His hand, but they can jump out if they want to.” Well, if you are crazy enough to jump, go ahead and jump. If you are not interested in your security and the blessing of it that God has provided, then you are silly enough to jump out of a secure place such as the hand of the Lord; have at it.

Kept to the Uttermost

There is one other verse that I would like to call to your attention. Hebrews, chapter 7, verse 25. We are talking about the ability of our Christ to keep us after He has saved us. There we read:

Hebrews 7

25Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Let's stop right there for a moment and recognize what we have read. What is it? The Lord Jesus Christ is able to save anyone who comes to God through Him. He is able to save them to the uttermost. The word “uttermost” could be translated by the phrase, “He is able to save them all the way through–all the way through.” How is He able to do that? Well, look at the last part of the verse:

Hebrews 7

25…seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

I don't know how many times I have had people say to me, “I would love to be a Christian, but I know I can't live it.” Sometimes I have some well-meaning friends with me at a time like that and they say, “Oh, yes, you can!” But I always say, “No, you can't.” They say to me, “When I am alone I would love to be a Christian, but I can't live it.” I always say, “You are so right, and I wish a lot of other Christians know what you know. You are not even a Christian, and you can't live it.” What they mean is they can't live it in their own strength to where their lives would be without fault before God, and they are exactly right. But you see, Beloved, you are not saved because you live it. You are not kept because you live it. You are kept because He ever liveth to make intercession for you.

What does that mean? You recall one day the Lord Jesus Christ said to Peter, “Peter, Satan has desired to have you that he might sift you as wheat, but I have prayed for you. I am praying for you.” When you are converted–that doesn't mean when you are saved, but when you come through this test–strengthen your brethren. The whole thought of that verse is that if the Lord Jesus Christ had not prayed for Peter, he would have miserably failed. The only reason in the world that you and I are not worse sinners than we are is that He is ever living to make intercession for us. The reason you don't succumb when the temptation comes is not because you have developed into a mature Christian, though that helps. It is not because you know doctrine, though that helps; but the reason that you are not yielding is that the Lord Jesus Christ is praying for you. That encourages my heart; and I know, on the basis of His intercessory work, I can be saved all the way through.

Jesus Answers Prayer

I would like to suggest one or two other things to you that should encourage your heart as to what His ability is, and I would call to your attention that He is able to answer prayer. What has this got to do with the ability of the kinsman-redeemer? Well, Boaz told Ruth, if you remember, on that threshing floor that night that he could take care of her every need. “Don't worry about a thing,” he said, “I'll get busy in the morning and every need you have will be supplied.” No, he didn't just use those words, but that is the story that is recorded there in that third chapter of the book of Ruth.

It is encouraging to know that our Christ is able to answer prayer. Of the many verses that we could give you, many of them of which you are familiar, we ask you to turn to Ephesians, chapter 3, because I love this verse. You know, some of us find it difficult to pray. Some of us find it difficult to believe that God can handle the problem that we have. We find ourselves thinking, and sometimes we find ourselves saying, “Oh, well, I know He can take care of a lot of things, but He can't take care of this.” Look at verse 20:

Ephesians 3

20Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
21Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

I remember many years ago when I used to make a tower of blocks for my children. I remember how we used to take one block, then put another on top of it, and another on top of that, and another on the top of that, and the little one's eyes were big and the tower would be wobbly and you would be wondering yourself, “When it is going to fall over?” That is the way I feel about this verse here. Now, you just look at the blocks that are piled up here. “Now unto him that is able.” That is one block. “To do”–you know a lot of folk are able but don't. You realize there is a difference, don't you? It is one thing to be able to do and another thing to be able to don't. “Able, do,” then notice the third block, “exceeding,” and then another block, “abundantly,” and then another block, “above all,” and then another block, “ask.” Surely the thing is ready to topple over by that time. Then the crowning block of all, “or think.” He is able to do all of that. It is a pretty big stack. You wonder when it is going to fall. The thing about that tower of blocks, to which I made reference a moment ago, is that it always fell. It always fell, but this tower never falls.

There are a lot of us who think a lot of things we are afraid to say. God knows that. That is the reason He put this verse right where He did. He is able to do for us what we are even afraid to put into words, able to ask or think.

An Illustration of Answered Prayer

We take a missionary offering for our missionaries in order that they might have something to spend on their children at Christmas time and we emphasize that that is what it is to be used for. I had a letter from one of the missionaries who said that they received their check. He said, “I had been praying, and I am afraid that I was praying a little bit reproachfully. I had been praying, 'God, You promised to supply all of our needs, but Christmas is almost here, and we don't have any money to get the children anything. They are not going to be able to understand that'.” He said, “I went out to the mailbox and there was the check with enough money to buy the children all something for Christmas. God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.” Thank God for that!

Notice the last statement that we bring to your attention of the ability of the antitype, the Lord Jesus Christ, to redeem, illustrated by the fact that Boaz was a man of wealth, of riches. Yes, Boaz was a man of riches. The antitype, the Lord Jesus Christ, has the ability to redeem because He, too, is an individual of great riches.

II Corinthians 8

9For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

He became poor that you might be rich. Did you notice how the Spirit of God describes that? Grace. Isn't it interesting that He didn't say, “For you know how good you were and because you were, Christ, who is rich became poor that you through His poverty might become rich.” He said, “You know the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ that though He was rich, He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.” You know, I like that. I have never been apologetic for asking God for anything. I have never gone around and talked about the things that I had to sacrifice because I am a preacher; I don't know what it is. I have just taken for granted that my Father is rich, and He is able to meet my needs when I have asked Him to do it, and He does it.

Trust In Our Kinsman-redeemer

I believe this so literally that I think it applies to material things. I have probably said this before because what illustrations I use, I usually repeat, but I remember I was in a young people's conference somewhere, and I happened to wear a different outfit every day, and one person came to me and said, “Dr. Temple, where in the world do you get all of those clothes you wear?” I said, “My Father owns a clothing store.” He said, “What city?” I said, “Oh, I mean my heavenly Father.” You see, if the psalmist, who was interested in cattle–that's all he knew–could say the cattle on a thousand hills was the Lord's, that's the reason I can say all the clothing stores belong to God. He will meet your need. He is able.

The reason I am emphasizing this is that salvation does not stop with your introduction to Jesus Christ. Will you remember that? Salvation includes it all. So many folk are willing to trust Him for their salvation initially and are afraid to trust Him for anything else. I love to trust Him, and I say honestly I just trust him for everything because He is able. He is my Kinsman-Redeemer.

Prayer

We ask, our Father, that You would remove from our thinking all that might be represented as a mere babbling of men and retain in our memories the truth of Thy Word. For we pray in Jesus' name. Amen.


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