Uni-verse 264/10,000 For better through verse Ezekiel 16 v 11
Eze 16:11 I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck.
As a groom desires to deck his bride with ornaments, the Lord desires to beautify the church and every believer with His ornaments: a crown of life implying both eternal life and an earthly life that is fulfilled and adorned with achievements for the glory of God. This is the crown that we lay before the Lord daily as an act of worship acknowledging that we value His Name and His Word above all things.
The Lord gives us a royal diadem or a diamond-studded scepter in our hands to rule and decree things that are to be. He places a golden chain around our neck as a symbol of His recognition and honor, a symbol of all-round influence for God’s kingdom in 360 degrees. He adorns our character or our inner being with grace and truth. He puts bracelets upon our hands as a symbol of blessing on the work of our hands. He places earrings in our ears as an emblem to show that we are blessed by hearing His voice and His Word.
The jewel that the Lord places on our forehead is a sign that we belong to Him forever. We are sanctified and consecrated. As the prophet Isaiah wrote, “ the Lord of hosts shall Himself be a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty unto the residue of His people.” We do not place much store by any physical or intellectual attributes or possessions or earthly positions, power or influence as these are perishable in contrast with the ineffable or unfading, everlasting and awesome but invisible ornaments that the Lord invests in and with us.
Prateep V Philip