As we have walked through the story of Ruth and Boaz, it is evident that God views marriage in a special way. After all, He invented it! And He invented it for our good and for His glory. The simple truth is this:
God created marriage for our good, and for His glory, and when our marriages bring Him glory, they will be good for us.
Over the coming weeks we’ll take some of what we’ve learned from Ruth and see how it fits into our story today. Specifically, we’ll look at what a marriage looks like when it is a place of rest, a place of refuge for both spouses. We’ll call this a Refuge Marriage, and we’ll find that it is made up of many elements. Chief among them are these 4:
Acceptance • Affection • Provision • Protection
The goal is encouragement regardless of your present situation. Some are in marriages that already provide great refuge. Others are in marriages that are just plain hard, and perhaps even hurtful. Still others are unmarried and feel the sadness either of past hur