Boaz against counterfeitingSports
It amazes me how every time you read the Bible, the content can remain true to this day. Whenever someone has a question about life or relationships, all they have to do is open the Bible and get the answer they are looking for.
I always say that one of my favorite books in the Bible is Ruth. This is because I feel like there are so many hidden messages in this book that we can all learn from. How many times have women read about the character of Boaz and wish they had such a man?
There are some Boaz that still exist, but if you’re waiting for Boaz, then why do so many of us settle for a fake?
Let me explain some characteristics of Boaz in the face of counterfeiting.
Boaz- is the type of man who sees a woman he likes. His way of showing it is to see where you need her, make provisions for her, and help her in whatever way he can without expecting anything in return.
Counterfeiting – Counterfeiting does nothing for you. In fact, you’re lucky if you can get him to take you on a date. The only thing the fake wants to do is have sex with you or get drunk and have sex with you. If you don’t want to have sex with the fake, he will make you feel like your expectations are too high.
Boaz: The main reason he respects Ruth is because she is such a hard worker. He has good values and has left his homeland to take care of his mother and his law. She has found God and is willing to live a God-centered life.
Counterfeit: the counterfeit likes women because they work. In fact, he wants the woman to take care of him with his hard-earned money. If he sees that the woman he wants believes in God, he too will fake the funk and pretend he believes in God. But as soon as the woman tries to live godly (like not having sex before marriage or having morals), the counterfeit tries to convince her that her morals are out of date and she tries to give in on what she believes in.
Boaz- He wants his wife to be respected. When Ruth came to the era, she made her leave before the sun rose so that no one would think she had done something inappropriate.
Counterfeiting – wants you to come late into the night. He has sex with you and kicks you out when he finishes. He prefers not to spend the night. Doing so will surely wake you up early in the morning and tell you to go away.
Boaz- He is a man of his word. Once he told Ruth he was going to do something, she didn’t rest until she did it.
Counterfeiting: he is a liar. He lies about everything and anything, just because he can.
Boaz- As a man highly respected among all. He is a hard worker and is responsible with everything he owns.
Counterfeiting: he has no job, no car, and prefers to sit at his wife’s house all day spending everything he has worked hard for.
Now that you have a full painted picture, do you see how the Boaz differs from the fake? How no matter how hard you try, you just can’t turn a fake into a Boaz?
Women have become so receptive to these fakes that they now use mascara as if they were real. It is up to you women what you accept in your life. You have to be able to tell the real from the fake. You must be able to reject fakes in order to reach your Boaz. This may mean that, like Ruth, you have to go to the field, work hard, focus on what you need for yourself and your home. This may mean that your attention should stop being focused on a man.
But this is not a bad thing, this all simply means that you are giving Boaz a chance to find you. Don’t try to find a man at random and force him with these attributes.