“The Lord bless you, my daughter,” he replied. “This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor. 11 And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. I will do for you all you ask. All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character. - Ruth 3:10-11
Dear Heavenly Father,
Boaz saw the godly character in Ruth and he praised her for it. It was what encouraged him to risk having her as his bride. Help the young adults in my family and church to look for the inner beauty of godly character as one of their five reasons for courting a person toward marriage. Help them listen to your Spirit when you teach them the values of Christ centered piety and peaceful faith, hope and love. And for those who are looking for a spouse, give them the wisdom to work on their inner attitude as much as their outer beauty and physique so they are attractive to those whom you are growing into Christian adults. Oh Father, create new godly couples all over the earth so the next generation will be more centered on your Son than our present one.
Pastor Don Patterson
Godliness in marriage is the foundation for future heroes in the faith.