Depending on your age, you aren’t even thinking about being a wife. After all, you’ve still got a lot of growing up to do. And a lot of fun you want to have with friends. Plus, you’re probably thinking about finishing high school, maybe contemplating college, and looking into a variety of careers. You have a lot going on!
So marriage is more than likely the furthest thing from your mind right now. However, statistics tell us that in the long run, most women marry and have a family. If there’s a chance that might be true of your future, then a look at the qualities of an awesome and godly husband won’t hurt, will it?
Qualities of a Godly Husband
Meet Boaz, the man who ultimately became Ruth’s husband. This godly guy was the type of man who took notice of Ruth, a godly gal. Because he was a man of character, he noticed Ruth, a woman of character. Take a look at a few of Boaz’s character qualities. He was:
Godly—He had a passion for God. (Boaz asked God to bless Ruth—Ruth 2:12.)
Diligent—He had a willingness to work. (Boaz was a careful manager of his property—2:1.)
Friendly—He had a desire to be friendly. (Boaz gave a warm greeting to his workers and welcomed Ruth to his field—2:4,8.)
Merciful—He had compassion for others. (Boaz asked about Ruth’s situation and acted on her behalf—2:7.)
Encouraging—He desired to contribute positively to others. (Boaz pointed out Ruth’s strong qualities and spoke of them to encourage her—2:12.)
Generous—He had a giving heart. (Although Ruth needed food and was willing to work for it, Boaz gave her extra—2:15.)
Kind—He had a kind heart. (Naomi thanked God for Boaz’s kindness toward her and Ruth—2:20.)
Discreet—He had a desire to protect Ruth’s reputation. (Boaz sent Ruth home from the threshing floor before daylight—3:14.)
Faithful—He was a man who was true to his word. (Boaz followed through on his promise to marry Ruth—4:1-10.)
I hope you’ll carve out about ten minutes in your busy day to read through the book of Ruth. It’s only four chapters in the Bible, but it’s a beautiful love story of two godly people who married. The portrait of Boaz defines what any guy you are interested in should be like, and especially what any man you are considering marrying should be.
Dear Lord, only You know if I will marry someday. Whether single or married, help me remember my focus and goal is to please You all my days. Amen.
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With Boaz in mind, create a list of character qualities to look for in a man. Use your journal or make a note on your phone or computer. Write it out. Pray it to God. Commit to it.
REMEMBER“Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.” (Proverbs 31:23)