Dating tips 4 christian singles
Gleaning was picking up whatever grain was left behind by the harvesters. Don’t go and glean in another field and don’t go away from here. Watch the field where the men are harvesting, and follow along after the girls. And whenever you are thirsty, go and get a drink from the water jars the men have filled. While Ruth is working in his fields he protects her. It’s likely for Ruth that this feels like the beginning of a safe relationship.
After all, Bethlehem was not her home town, the Jews were not her people… Listen to what Boaz’s foreman had to say about Ruth’s character: “She said, Please let me glean and gather among the sheaves behind the harvesters. Now let’s take a look at the character traits of Boaz…verses 8-12 in chapter 2 speak volumes about Boaz.
When they arrive in Bethlehem, Ruth, consistent with her vow to Naomi in chapter 1, goes and finds a job gleaning in a barley field. She went into the field and has worked steadily from morning till now, except for a short rest in the shelter.” Boaz discovers that Ruth is a hard worker, who takes seriously her vow to care for her mother-in-law. Listen to what Boaz says to Ruth: My daughter, listen to me. Later on Boaz compliments Ruth’s willingness to provide for Naomi and blesses her in the name of the Lord.
His remarks communicate his respect for Ruth and her priorities. Most importantly, this appears to be the beginning of a relationship which will draw her closer to God and affirm her beliefs and her values.
Single Christians dating need to avoid relationships that compromise their Christian values. In healthy relationships people feel safe to be themselves.
If you meet someone online who says he/she is looking to date a Christian single, know that talking about faith is not only welcome, it’s recommended; faith is your common ground.