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You Don't Need Boaz. You Need Jacob!


I laugh when women say they're looking for their BOAZ. I'm like yo' did you know Boaz was eighty years old and Ruth was forty years old when they got married? Do you understand Boaz died the day after the wedding? Do you understand Boaz died and left Ruth to be a widow? Do you understand their son grew up not knowing who his father was? 

However, in Masonic tradition Boaz is revered as a man of honor, for the name Boaz to all Freemasons mean strength. Although Boaz died, he left wealth for his family. He was a hard working man who could often be found on the threshing floor working his craft (Ruth 3:2). Boaz was an honest man. Having said that, his marriage to Ruth was tragic in that it only lasted one day.   


"...Ruth didn't get the chance to travel with Boaz. She didn't get the chance to argue with her husband and have make up sex. She didn't get to learn his likes and dislikes. Ruth didn't get the chance to truly fall in love with Boaz!" 

The story of Boaz and Ruth isn't a love story, but rather a life story. The story of Boaz and Ruth shows how at any moment life can take an odd turn, yet at any moment we find what we need in someone we're probably not meant to spend years with and/or who's not even our soul mate. 

Boaz was an amazing man, but he was a means to an end...he served his purpose. Ruth on the other hand was now wealthy at forty years old. I wouldn't be surprised if Ruth married someone else even though the Bible doesn't state so. She would of been well within her rights. 
  
In my opinion Biblical love stories are:

Adam and Eve. Adam ate the forbidden fruit and chose Eve over paradise. Although they were banned from the garden of Eden, they yet lived and grew old together. 

Jacob a man who fell in love at first sight and worked fourteen years to be with the woman is truly loved i.e. Rachel.

David, a man who killed to be with Bathsheba. Although their first child died, God blessed them with a son of wisdom i.e. Solomon. 

Joseph, a man who accepted Jesus (the Messiah) as his son even though Jesus wasn't.


by: jim allen