In Psalm 103.4 David says that the Lord is the one who "redeems your life from the pit."
The word "redeemer" was a rich word with many deep connotations for David.
Do you remember your great-grandfather? I remember two of mine, and they are very fond memories indeed.
King David could remember at least one of his great-grandfathers. His name was Boaz. And David's understanding of what it meant to be a "redeemer" would have been inevitably bound up with his memories of this great man and how he "redeemed" David's great-grandmother Ruth and another relative (and Ruth's former mother-in-law), Naomi.
At DPC we're about to embark upon a series of studies in Ruth. Go ahead and read it. It's short. Note especially whenever it mentions that beautiful word -- "redeemer" -- and what the word means in that context.
It's a word that virtually sings in the Bible... and calls us to sing. And in the Old Testament it's always a word that prepares us for Someone Else... another Redeemer... who was also a relative of King David's -- though in the other genealogical direction.
Join us this Sunday for...
SHADOWS OF THE KINSMAN REDEEMER
I. EVERY STORY WHISPERS HIS NAME