I’ve been mulling over this post for the better part of the day. I went to Starbucks, early this morning and created some graphics. Then, I went to the swimming pool with my son and a friend. The word crown is listed in the Book of Revelation eight times.
While growing up in Franklin Tennessee, I had the opportunity to participate in Acteens. I was sixteen or seventeen (1979, 1980) when all of us girls received our crowns and scepter. We worked really hard being teenage servants at Franklin nursing homes and any other place Mrs. Boyd Potts could think of for us to serve. I wore a long white dress and it was a BIG deal.
But this Crown of Life is the biggest deal of all. God’s word says be faithful until death and He will give you the Crown of life. Did y’all see that, after death He will give us the Crown of Life, if we are faithful.
The other thing is that when the Book of Revelation speaks of those who will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, the faithless are listed before the detestable (Rev. 21:8). That right there should make all of us pause and pounder the Book of Revelation for more than a moment.