Reading: “The man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day”—Ruth 3:18

Notice in the history of Boaz here, some sweet features by which the disposition of Jesus’ love, and the earnestness in His heart to relieve poor sinners, is strikingly presented. When a poor sinner is made acquainted with the Lord Jesus, has heard of His grace, goes out to glean in His fields at the public means of grace, and under the ministration of His Word, lays down at His feet, and prays to be covered with the skirt of His mantle, Jesus not only takes notice of that poor seeking sinner, but would have that dear Christian know, by His Holy Spirit, that He is acquainted with all that is in His heart.

It is one of the most blessed truths of the gospel, that a seeking sinner is not more earnest to see Jesus, and enjoy Him, than Jesus is to reveal Himself to that seeking sinner, and form Himself in the sinner’s heart, the hope of glory. For Jesus will not, cannot cease His love to poor sinners, until the object for which He came to seek and to save them is fully answered.

This thought is enough to warm thy coldest heart—all of the hallelujahs of heaven cannot call off Jesus’ attention from the necessities of even the poorest of his little ones here on earth. In every individual instance, and in every case, Jesus will not rest until that He has finished the thing, as well in the hearts of His people, as in the world, when He finished the work the Father gave Him to do. Yes! Jesus will not rest until the last redeemed soul is brought home to glory. What a precious consideration! How it ought to endear yet more the preciousness of the Redeemer!

Taken from The Poor Man’s Evening and Morning Portions by Rev. Robert Hawker, Works, Vol. 8; 1830. Edited by Aaron Dunlop for thinkgospel.com ©2014.