Good day beautiful people
Welcome back to my blog space, I hope you’ve had a blissful and productive couple of days so far. Without further ado we shall delve straight into our penultimate section of our 7 part series on the life of Ruth. The topic of today’s discussion will centre around the importance of being PATIENT.
Dear siblings in Christ, be patient and wait upon the Lord, yes wait upon the Lord to move on your behalf. I just love Psalm 27:14, as I believe the writer of the passage is desperately trying to convey the significance of waiting patiently.
Psalm 27:14 ~ “Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”
Naomi told Ruth to be patient about things getting serious between her [Ruth] and Boaz. (In other words Ruth was told to be patient about matters revolving around marriage). I believe that when it comes to marriage things should not be rushed, we must set aside time to seek God’s counsel in order to avoid making decisions in haste.
Ruth 3:16-18 ~ “When Ruth went back to her mother-in-law, Naomi asked, “What happened, my daughter?” Ruth told Naomi everything Boaz had done for her, and she added, “He gave me these six scoops of barley and said, ‘Don’t go back to your mother-in-law empty-handed.’” Then Naomi said to her, “Just be patient, my daughter, until we hear what happens. The man won’t rest until he has settled things today.”
Proverbs 19:2 ~ Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes.
Then again I do not intend to express that people should spend decades courting, but what I am trying to communicate is that we should be patient enough to wait on God’s set timings for our lives! And remember during the process of patiently waiting NOT to compare yourself with others, as we all have different timings in life. For example Moses died at the age of 120 after leading the nation of Israel out of Egypt and through the wilderness, and you have Stephen who served tables in the early church who was stoned to death. These were both great men of faith, yet had very different life experiences. In life one sole method of courting doesn’t fit all, but what IS applicable to all is listening to God and communing with Him.
Deuteronomy 34:7 ~ Moses was 120 years old when he died, yet his eyesight was clear, and he was as strong as ever.
Acts 7:57-60 ~ “Then they put their hands over their ears and began shouting. They rushed at him and dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. His accusers took off their coats and laid them at the feet of a young man named Saul. As they stoned him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” He fell to his knees, shouting, “Lord, don’t charge them with this sin!” And with that, he died.”
When it comes to potential marital relationships it’s easy for one to try to speed things up as well as force things to happen. And in doing so forget to ask important questions before the wedding. There are certain questions a person needs to ask BEFORE marriage rather than a few months or years down the line into a marital union. People grow and develop over time so there is no way for an individual to fully know EVERYTHING about another human being, only God knows all things, but one can take certain steps to get know what a potential spouses core values, views, and beliefs are before matrimony.
In a day and age where people want things now and not later I am very grateful for the fact that I serve a loving and patient God who is slow to anger. He is yet to return because He is giving the lost an ample amount of time to turn to Him.
2 Peter 3:9 ~ The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.
I hope you could take away something from today’s study, stay safe, keep productive, and God bless.
Love and greetings from
Christian Lady After God’s Own Heart