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A Grown Man
by Minister Ginger London, MA
For all of the single women who are believing God for the right man. Have you ever wondered or envisioned
what a relationship would be like with a “Grown Man?” I am not talking about a man who has grown up
physically, but one who has “grown up” in his entire being. He is grown up in his emotions, mind-set,
conversation, vision for life, relationships, and in his relationship with God.
A “Grown Man” is one that God has full and complete control of the “whole man.” In the book of Ruth,
Boaz was a “Grown Man.” Let's take a look at Boaz. Who is he? What is unique about him? What kind of
man is he? Let's begin with his name. The name Boaz means “swiftness,” which indicates that he probably
was a warrior at one time. He was a man of wealth. A man in position.
There are three additional characteristics about Boaz which should be evident in the man that God has
chosen for you.
A Man Of Direction. Boaz not only knew how to manage and delegate his own affairs, he was able to
speak direction into Ruth's life as well. The first direction he spoke into her life was a “direction of
position.” In Ruth 2:8 Boaz says, “My daughter, listen to me. Don't go and glean in another field and don't
go away from here. Stay here with my servant girls.”
Boaz gives Ruth direction concerning her place. When he urges her to “listen” he is asking her to hear
intelligently, to give her undivided listening attention; and to listen with an understanding heart. He wants her
to sense his sincere concern for her well-being. When he said to her - “don't go” - he was saying, “don't go
beyond this field, don't disappear from here, don't pass through. Stay!
The second direction Boaz spoke into Ruth's life was a “direction of protection.” Ruth 2:9 reads, “Watch
the field where the men are harvesting, and follow along after the girls. I have told the men not to touch
you.” Boaz charged the young men, which means he gave them orders not to touch her. Boaz offered a
courtesy promising Ruth's immunity to insensitive or rude actions or remarks. He offered her protection from
the harm that usually comes from being a foreigner in the land. Boaz was saying to Ruth ---”I Will Protect
The third direction he spoke into her life was a “direction of provision.” Verse 9 continues on to read,
“And whenever you are thirsty, go and get a drink from the water jars the men have filled.” Boaz made
arrangements for Ruth to be provided for while she worked in the field. Boaz knew working in the field could
cause one to become thirsty or parched from the heat, so he told her where to find refreshment.
Sisters, water is symbolic of the Holy Spirit's refreshing and cleaning power. Ephesians 5:26 says,
“Husbands love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy,
cleansing her by the washing with water through the word.”
Whenever you are tired and thirsty, the man God has chosen for you will be able to refresh and cleanse you
with “water” through the Word. He must be a man of the Word, because the directions that he is to speak
into your life will come from the Word of God.
The man God has for you should not meet you as an empty vessel, but a complete vessel. A vessel that has
been created and established by God. Any direction he speaks should be a compliment to what God has
already established. Your life's purpose comes from God.
A Man Who Speaks Life. Ruth 2:12 reads, “May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be
richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Isaac, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.” The King
James Version says, “A full reward given.” The word "full" means – complete, whole, perfect, a full and just
measure. Boaz was saying to Ruth, may God give you a full and just measure for your loyalty and
He was able to speak life to her because of the good report he heard about her. People should be able to
bless you verbally because of the good report they hear about you.
A Man of Invitation. Boaz invited Ruth into his life. “At mealtime Boaz said to her, come over here. Have
some bread and dip it in the wine vinegar” (Ruth 2:14). Ruth was offered a privilege that most gleaners
would not have received, which was to dine with the reapers at mealtime. Boaz invited her into a place in
his life that could not be entered without his permission.
Boaz sounds like a “Grown Man.” If you are believing God for the right man to come into your life, believe
God for a man like Boaz. If you do and you trust God to bring him to you – you will be blessed with a “Grown
For the Brothers (married or single) reading this, please forward this newsletter article on to the single
females in your families, on your jobs, and in your churches.
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