Uni-verse 282/10,000 2 Timothy 4 v 8
2Ti 4:8 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.
God is no man’s debtor. He is a righteous and impartial judge. He has reserved a crown of righteousness for those who love Him. He amply rewards those who serve Him. He gives a prophet’s reward to us even if we merely receive a prophet if he comes in the Name of the Lord. He that receives a righteous man in the Name of the Lord will receive a righteous man’s reward.
At the midnight of 24/25th December as a family we gathered near the Christmas tree to wish each other and to pray. As I was praying, our older daughter saw an appearance of Jesus and was given a word of wisdom. In His hand he held a beautiful crown for each of us. It was His Christmas gift for us even as we exchanged other gifts among ourselves. But as the uni-verse says He will give a crown not only to me but to all “who love His appearing”.
We must greatly rejoice and throw away our crown of thorns, of worry and fear, of anger and frustration. We must wear the crown the Lord gives us. Though it is not visible, it will reflect on the light on our faces,our attitudes, our smiles and our general “face language”. For easy lies the head that wears the crown of righteousness that Jesus gives.
Prateep V Philip