Friday, November 4, 2011

Want Bling?

How about some lasting jewels instead?

For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. (Proverbs 1:9 KJV)

More to be desired than silver or gold, that’s wisdom.  This first chapter of Proverbs introduces us to some of the wisdom Solomon used and that he wished to pass on to following generations.

Christians look forward to several different crowns:

For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? (1 Thessalonians 2:19 KJV)

Simply being in God’s presence is a crown of rejoicing.

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. (2 Timothy 4:8 KJV)

The crown of righteousness is available to all.

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. (James 1:12 KJV)

Same with the crown of life – available to all who love Him.

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

This crown is not for all.  This one is special, for those here on earth who lead the church, feeding His flock.

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. (Revelation 2:10 KJV)

A crown of life for those in the church of Smyrna, yet remained faithful.

And, where should our bling be?

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:19-21 KJV)

1 comment:

  1. Amen yes indeed I am laying up my treasures in heaven, do not have much here on earth, but have lots waiting in glory, thanks sister.


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