How are you? How is your week going?
I love proposals. I love listening to various proposal stories, but moreso, I love the truth that two sinners are willing to commit and sacrifice for one another in marriage.
This past Sunday, we looked at the earnest and unconventional proposal of Ruth. In the middle of the night on the threshing floor, Ruth uncovered Boaz’s feet and laid herself down. This was a sign of her absolute dependence on and surrender to Him.
After he awoke and asked for her identity, she revealed that she was Ruth, his servant. Not only that, she asked that Boaz spread his wings over her in marriage (3:9).
This marriage proposal was truly unconventional. Back then, a woman did not propose to a man. The poor did not propose to the rich. The younger did not propose to the older. And yet, she put everything out on the line so that she could propose to Boaz.
Although this passage ended with the revelation of a closer redeemer, Ruth did not leave “empty-handed,” but she left full.
There is someone who proposes to us today. He is asking us for our hand in marriage. If we are already married to Him, He is asking us to live out our marriage to Him.
This is truly unconventional: God proposing to man, the Holy proposing to the unholy, the Infinite proposing to the finite. And yet, it’s true. God proposes to us in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
He became a servant for us in order that He may serve and save us. He gave up everything to be with us. He emptied Himself to the point of death on the cross so that we may be full. He was completely naked in both body and soul so that we may be covered under His wings.
He comes before us today, and He is asking us, “Will you marry me? Will you stay married to me?” What is our answer?
If Jesus is not your husband today, come to Him, repent, and receive Him as your Savior and Husband. If Jesus is your husband, come back to your first love. Take some time this week to enjoy your Savior.
Come out to Friday Night Studies as we look in to God’s Word through Romans! If not, I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday!
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