Saturday, September 14, 2013

Marriage made in heaven.

Ruth 4:13-14  So Boaz married Ruth and took her home to live with him.  When he slept with her, the LORD enabled her to become pregnant, and she gave birth to a son.”

What a delightful love story this is.  Boaz and Ruth were two godly people living in two different countries.  Their lives were so different and the chances of them ever meeting, let alone getting married were nearly impossible.  Yet, God had a plan.  He worked in both of their lives in such a way that not only did they meet up, they fell in love and got married. 

Never underestimate what God can do.  He knows what He is doing and He works all things out according to His will.  Some might say that Boaz and Ruth getting together was by chance, but it wasn’t.  Both of them were living godly lives and striving to do what is right before God.  God honored their faithfulness and brought them together.  It was a marriage made in heaven.

Not every godly person will marry.  In His wisdom God sometimes lets a person stay single.  He knows the plans He has for a person’s life and what needs to happen in order for His purposes to be fulfilled.  Some people can just serve the Lord better being single than they can if they are married.  It is an honor to remain single if it best serves God’s purposes.

When a couple is rooted as one in fellowship with God, then God is glorified through their marriage.  The son born to Boaz and Ruth was the grandfather of David who would become the greatest king that Israel ever had; he was a man after God’s own heart.  Most children born into a godly home do not live a life so honored by God.  But what does happen is that those children grow up to have a chance to become great servants of the Lord.

Good things come to those who live life God’s way.

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