Boaz dating advice
And when you are thirsty, help yourself to the water they have drawn from the well.”11 “Yes, I know,” Boaz replied.
“But I also know about everything you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband.
She gathered barley, always bringing home enough to feed them both. 12 But while it’s true that I am one of your family redeemers, there is another man who is more closely related to you than I am. But if he is not willing, then as surely as the Lord lives, I will redeem you myself!I loved how the servant trusted God to put the right woman in his path. She is living with her heart-broken mother-in-law, Naomi, who has decided her life is simply too bitter.She will return to her country, to her people, and live out her days in anguish. She married into this family, and she will not turn her back on her mother-in-law!So, here I am, single for yet another Valentine’s Day, waiting (not so) patiently for God to decide that it’s my turn for love. He willingly committed to working for her for seven years, but the years passed so quickly because of his great love for her!As I began to think about Valentine’s Day, I reflected on some of the amazing love stories in scripture. As a kid, I loved the story of Isaac and Rebekah, how Abraham sent his servant off in search of a woman for his son. And his devastation when she passed away during Benjamin’s birth. (Never mind there’s all kinds of dysfunction in the story, but Jacob truly had an unconditional love for his Rachel…the kind of love every woman wants.) But perhaps one of my all-time favorite biblical love stories is the story of Ruth and Boaz. Her life has not turned out anything like she planned.