Is not Boaz our relative, with whose young women you were? See, he is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor. Wash therefore and anoint yourself, and put on your cloak and go down to the threshing floor, but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking. But when he lies down, observe the place where he lies. Then go and uncover his feet and lie down, and he will tell you what to do.” And she replied, “All that you say I will do.”
Naomi had a plan for Ruth to snag a man. This was not a cynical backhanded conniving strategy… but it was honest. Far too often we think the good things we desire will just drop from the sky if we simply “wish upon a star.” Maybe it’s too many Disney princess movies. Marriage is a good thing, marrying someone “worthy” (like Boaz) is a great thing. Go out and make it happen. Not in spite of God’s will, but in accordance with it. Don’t spend your life away from godly men and women and then complain that you can’t find a godly man or woman to marry. Don’t complain about not having a good job, but never do anything to make yourself worthy of that career your desire. Don’t mope around about how you never get anything done, and then spend all your free time on the internet or watching TV. Know what God calls good, then go out and get it.