“Regarding chapter 4:7-8, In those days, all transactions concerning redemption and exchange were confirmed by one of the parties taking off his sandal and handing it to the other. The law actually specified that the widow should take off the sandal of the refusing kinsman and spit in his face. (Deut. 25:9) In this case the closer relative simply took off his sandal and gave it to Boaz.”
HAHA!! Sorry….but spitting in their face? That is kinda funny to me and again I state…I’m really glad that I didn’t live back in that era because I am incapable of spitting. I just can’t do it. So the other guy would get a lot of wind and I would have spit running down my own chin. (excuse the visual)
So here we are. Boaz and Ruth get married. She isn’t sleeping at his feet anymore….nope she gets to sleep in the KING bed!! And they have a little bundle of joy on the way! And all that happened in THREE SENTENCES! Wow! These people are shakers and movers! They name their baby Obed and Naomi falls right into Grandma mode. Obed later becomes the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David.
And we all know that David was a man after God’s own heart. (1 Samuel 13:14)…..