LESSON FROM BOAZ…… Strengthening the Weak and Vulnerable.
Welcome to a new week. Incase your weekend wasn’t as eventful as you anticipated, don’t give it too much thought. Behold a new week, another opportunity to dream again sir.
This is the third letter on lessons from Boaz, feel free to dive in. thanks
“And Boaz answered and said unto her, it hath fully been showed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left they father and they mother and the land of thy nativity and hath come unto a people which thou knowest not.
The lord recompense thy work and a full reward be given thee of the lord God of Israel under whose wings thou art come to trust”
With the above, it is safe to conclude that Ruth is an incomer to Jehovah. She could be likened to a newbie in Christ right?
As Christians, we are not all on the same level, how do you deal with the weak and vulnerable sisters in Christ?
The one who frequently gives you those full frontal hugs, consciously or unconsciously pressing her succulent breast against your hard chest.
The one who has no inkling as to how her blight indecent dressing leaves your thought messed up. The one whose words and conversations are filled with sexual innuendos or the one who still talks flippantly. The one who treats you with disregard or makes you wonder if she has ever for once confessed the salvation prayer.
Ruth wasn’t any of these but she was a new convert to Jehovah. Earlier chapters revealed her confession “your people shall be my people and your God shall be my God”
She needs to be strengthened and Boaz wouldn’t shy away from it, he spoke to her firmly and reassuredly.
Brothers do you speak to your sisters in Christ?
Tell us when you are not comfortable with a life style or action that is not going down well with you.
Real christen ladies appreciate this and can pay some huge pounds for it. Before Satan builds a castle on your thought through lust, say it. This is what love does, it tells the truth.
“Love from the centre of who you are, don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil, hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply, practice playing second fiddle”
One way to love is to tell others the truth rather than allow it pass and to later gossip about it.
I Corinthians 13:6 seem to capture it well. “love…rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth”
Tell her, “sis, you cannot be hugging me like this, it is not healthy for us”.
Say “come sis, why is it that all you talk about is kissing, caressing and all, you don’t have any other thing to talk about, how do you read phil 4:8?”
confess, “sis this your skirt is too short, the way a brother see things is different from how you sisters see them”.
Encourage her when she is doing well.
“that dress is beautiful, it’s not revealing, thank you” “that is a good way to speak to people” “there are some things you don’t talk about, they are too graphical”
Rather than entice an already unstable soul, speak the truth in love.
“having eyes full of adultery, and cannot cease from sin,enticing unstable soul” 2 peter 2:14
The scripture spoke about a people who are too quick to taking advantage of vulnearable sisters”
Help the weak by telling them what they are not doing correctly and encourage them on the things they are doing well instead of nursing thoughts of how to take advantage of her.