Marriage isn’t for everyone. But for those who desire to be married, I’m sharing Step One on how to claim your Mr. Right. The first step is to put your house in order. This is what Ruth did. She made a covenant with God first. She told her mother-in-law: “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. Ruth 1:16 NLT.
Ruth chose to serve the living God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. She made it clear that she wanted to share her life with people who believed in this God and not the god of her birth family who worshiped idols.
Ruth made a commitment to take care of her mother-in-law by stating that only death could separate them. Ruth was selfless, a hard worker, and was not man-crazy. She was a woman of substance. Like the Proverbs 31 wife, she was willing to rise early in the morning and work late in the evening. She acted already like a good wife.
These qualities attracted Boaz to Ruth. He marveled at her love for her foreign mother-in-law, her acceptance of a God that was different than her relatives, her work ethic, and her interest in a mature man. Ruth wasn’t looking for a trophy husband, but for a good man.
Of course, it would be nice if your man looks like Denzel Washington and has a good job, but you must be careful and discerning. There are a lot of fine-looking men with good jobs who are snakes in disguise, wanting to take the life out of you. Trusting God instead of what you see with your eyes and feel with your hormones is not easy. However, with God’s help you can put your house in order and follow Ruth’s footsteps as you claim your Boaz. I dare you to trust him!