Monday, January 9, 2012

DAYS OF PRAISE -Crown Him with Many Crowns

DAYS OF PRAISE

CROWN HIM WITH MANY CROWNS

Crown Him with Many Crowns

January 9, 2012

“The four and twenty elders fall down before

him that sat on the throne, and worship him

that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their

crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art

worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour

and power: for thou hast created all things,

and for thy pleasure they are and were

created.” (Revelation 4:10-11)

As Christians, we are promised crowns of

various sorts. Those we have ministered to are

our “crown of rejoicing” (1 Thessalonians 2:19),

our “joy and crown” (Philippians 4:1). We have

the “crown of righteousness” (2 Timothy 4:8)

for service to the Lord. If we endure, we will “

receive the crown of life”(James 1:12) and the

“crown of glory” (1 Peter 5:4). These crowns are

“incorruptible” (1 Corinthians 9:25), lasting for

eternity. But of what use will crowns be in glory?

We will willingly cast our “crowns”–our

accomplishments performed in service of Him-

-at His feet as an act of worship, for all we are

and have done has beena gift from the almighty

sovereign creator/Savior. Even today we can crown

Him King of every area of our lives. The grand old

hymn “Crown Him with Many Crowns” relates this

and reminds us to look ahead.

Crown Him with many crowns,

The lamb upon His throne

Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns

All music but its own!
Awake my soul and sing Of Him who died for thee
And hail Him as thy matchless King

Through all eternity.

There will come that day when we form “a great

multitude . . . Before the throne,and before the Lamb”

(Revelation 7:9) singing “the song of the Lamb, saying,

Greatand marvellous are thy works” (Revelation 15:3).

The theme of our song will be that

“God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while

we were yet sinners,Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

JDM

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