“You were like sheep going astray, but not you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” – I Peter 2:25
Until the coming of Christ, the law itself was the guardian God used, giving His people guidelines in order to protect them. “So the law was our guardian until Christ came, that we might be justified by faith.” (Galatians 3:24)
In the story of Ruth, Boaz exemplified Christ-like actions by redeeming her and turning her life’s circumstances around in an act of love. “The women said to Naomi: ‘Praise be to the Lord, Who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel!’ ” (Rutb 4:14) Ruth’s family, including her mother-in-law Naomi (her deceased husband’s mother) was truly blessed by Boaz, as those redeemed by Christ also experience life change.
“Once you were like sheep who wandered away. But now you have turned to your Shepherd, the Guardian of your souls.” (1 Peter 2:25) This is a great reminder to us that we don’t need to live in fear of anything since our Savior Who is stronger than anything else is watching over us.