This Man Is On A Mission! (Ruth 3:18 )

Ever see someone on a mission? Steely eyes are focused upon the task at hand. Nothing can deter them from reaching their goal and seeing it through to the end. Just check out Boaz.

Boaz is in love with Ruth  and he has just been presented with an opportunity to marry her. All is good but first, he must make sure the closest relative is willing to relinquish his right to marry Ruth. Naomi, Ruth’s mother in law and a relative who knows Boaz well, is certain that Boaz will resolve this matter today!

Then she said, “Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will turn out; for the man will not rest until he has concluded the matter this day.”
Ruth 3:18

I always smile when I read this passage and Naomi’s prescient observation. The Bible does not record many details about expressions or body language. However, it is sometimes not difficult to fill in the details. I can imagine the excitement radiating from Boaz as he earnestly searches out the relative of Ruth’s. Months of admiring Ruth’s beauty and integrity and now, an opportunity for her to be his wife!

This beautiful and touching example of Boaz is a reminder of the earnestness that God showed to us when He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth to live as a man, to be crucified and die, and to be resurrected in glory. Jesus was on a mission and He was determined to see it through to its completion. No temptation from Satan, no discouraging comments from His disciples, and no hideous torture and slander from His captors would deter Him from completing His mission.

What a wonderful Lord and Savior we serve!


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.