Sunday, February 28, 2016

Earthly Crowns vs. Believers Crowns

A crown is the height of human ambition. Yet earthly crowns are as the fading garlands, with which the conquerors at games, races, and combats were crowned which were made of herbs, leaves, and flowers.

But a believer's crown, his inheritance, his glory, his happiness, his blessedness  shall be as fresh and flourishing after he has been many millions of years in Heaven as it was at his first entrance into it!

Earthly crowns are like tennis-balls, which are bandied up and down from one to another, and in time wear out.  When time shall be no more, when earthly crowns and kingdoms shall be no more,  yes, when the world shall be no more
the Christian's crown of glory shall be fresh, flourishing, and continuing!

All the devils in Hell shall never wrangle a believer out of his heavenly inheritance, nor deprive him of his crown of glory. The least thing in heaven, is better than the greatest things in this world. All things on earth are fading away but the crown of glory never fades away!

[Thomas Brooks]


Isaiah 6:3 ... Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

1 Peter 5:4 ... And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

2 Timothy 4:8 ... Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.❤