Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 161
Devotional Song: Go to this link … Please go the first video link to hear Chris Tomlin singingCrown Him [Majesty], proclaiming that our Lord was crowned for eternal glory and all who come to Him in faith will share in His throne.
Highlight Passage – NKJV: John 19: 2 [NKJV] …
1 So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him. 2 And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe.
Highlight Passage [Context] – NKJV: John 19: 1-8 [NKJV] … Go to this link …
Reference Passages #1 1st Corinthians 9: 23-25 [NKJV] … Go to this link …
Reference Passages #2 1st Thessalonians 2: 19 [NKJV] …
19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?
Reference Passages #3 2nd Timothy 4: 8 [NKJV] …
8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
Reference Passages #4 Revelation 3: 11 [NKJV] …
11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.
My Journal for Today: As my journal picture depicts and the highlight passage declares, Christ was given a crown of thorns to wear as He did His crowning work on the cross so that anyone in faith, like the young man in the picture, might one day wear a crown of glory when Jesus comes back to claim His Bride.
What about you? Will you one day wear such a crown?
Paul declared over and over to the faithful of his day (see the passages above) that any who have come to a saving relationship with our Lord and Savior will one day wear a crown given to that one by our Lord, Jesus, Himself. Paul knew that he would one day wear such a crown; and so can we have such confidence. Jesus even declared this truth to His faithful Bride in Philadelphia (see Revelation 3: 11).
So, I pray that you join me in the confident hope that one day we will be with our Lord in glory and He will place on our heads the crown that He has waiting for us, declaring, “Well down my good and faithful servant!!”
My Prayer for Today … Lord, as Chris Tomlin sings, “Crown Him with many crowns!!” … Amen
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