Ruth 3:1-5

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One day Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi said to her, “My daughter, I must find a home for you, where you will be well provided for. Now Boaz, with whose women you have worked, is a relative of ours. Tonight he will be winnowing barley on the threshing floor. Wash, put on perfume, and get dressed in your best clothes. Then go down to the threshing floor, but don’t let him know you are there until he has finished eating and drinking. When he lies down, note the place where he is lying. Then go and uncover his feet and lie down. He will tell you what to do.”

“I will do whatever you say,” Ruth answered. So she went down to the threshing floor and did everything her mother-in-law told her to do. - Ruth 3:1-5

Dear Lord,

It's humorous for me to see women in the Bible times using their intuitions to move along the dating process just like they still do today.  You created these two sexes and you guide them to accomplish your providential will to create families.  Boaz was along for the ride at this point although he had some decision making freedom.  I remember how you used people and circumstances to bring my wife and me together.  I see how you have done that with so many others.  Thank you for guiding the drama that creates families. Godly love affairs are one your great spices to life.  They season all of us even when we are not the one in love.  The world distorts love affairs on the screen but when love affairs are God pleasing they are refreshing and exciting to watch as another generation begins through the coupling process.  You invented marriage and you guide it too.  I'm thinking of those family and friends that still long for a soul mate.  Give them their Ruth or Boaz in your proper time.  And comfort them with good relationships until you do.  


Pastor Don Patterson

Godly courtship excited God as much as it does any of us.