There are at least four ways in which people got married in biblical times. In the Bible, we see different approaches. Firstly, the parents could decide for the kids like when Hagar selected for Ishmael (Gen 21:21), Abraham through his servant selected a wife for Isaac (Gen 24), Laban does same for his daughters (Gen 24, 38:6, Gen 29) and Mr. and Mrs. Manoah did same for Samson (Judges 14;2). Secondly, the man could make the first move (Gen 29 and Gen 2). Thirdly, the woman could make the first move (Gen 38:11-30; Ruth 3). Yesteryears customs restricted women from taking a forthcoming approach but nowadays women have been emancipated to be more forthcoming. In some cases too, daughters were given to marriage by the edicts of the king (Est. 2:2-4, 8-14).Wives could also be gotten by purchase (Gen 29:20; Ruth 4:10; Hosea 3:2; 12:12) or by kidnapping (Judges 21:21-23). Nowadays, the last two will not pass through the legal eye of most nations, but I still had to include them for elucidations.
I met a teacher one time in one school. She gave a request in a teacher’s launch that she would love a boyfriend for Christmas gift. Having many of these single guys asking me to introduce them to a great woman, I asked her if she had some time to hang out, but she told me that she was too busy. I am sure that she is too busy waiting for Boaz on the internet dating sites. What a waste of human resources!
Without works, faith is dead. It is no surprise that many will find themselves reenacting the book "Waiting For Godot" as they eternally wait for a Boaz they will never see. If you want a man, make yourself available so men can see you, meet you and date you. All else you do is building imaginary scrappers. After some time, age will remind you that you did not have one. If you dream everyday of meeting your Boaz, but you are growing old without one, then you should wake up from sleep because just like poverty overtakes the sluggard, singlehood will overtake those women waiting for their Boaz but hide behind the veil of their computers.
“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).