Adorned With a Crown – Part 1
“Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.” – Rev. 3:11
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I am a queen. Royalty! God says so (1 Pet. 2:9). And, my sisters, you are too!
A good friend of mine often reminds me of my crown. And I’m thankful for that. She always sends me reminders of the crown that I wear as a queen and the ultimate crown that I hope to receive in that day – a crown of life! (Rev. 2:10).
The notebook pictured is one of them. Thank you, friend.
So, it got me to thinking about crowns and what the Bible says about them.
Did you know that in the Old Testament, priests were prescribed to wear crowns? Moses was given the following instructions from God concerning priests: “You shall put the turban on his head, and put the holy crown on the turban” (Ex. 29:6).
And on that crown was the inscription, “Holiness to the Lord” (Ex. 39:30).
Those who are followers of Christ are also priests. “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Pet. 2:9).
And the crown that we wear proclaims our holiness to the Lord to others. Wearing a crown is about being set apart from the rest of the world and being used for God’s purposes. We’re set aside for His glory, and the crowns that we wear symbolize that.
Crowns were also worn by kings and queens (2 Sam. 12:30; Esther 2:17). King David wore a crown and so did Queen Esther. Again, we who serve the Lord are royalty (1 Pet. 2:9). And God wants us to adorn ourselves with a crown (Ezek. 16:12). Remember, it’s a crown of holiness.
In addition, crowns were awarded to and worn by victors in games – like, races (2 Tim. 2:5). “And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown” (1 Cor. 9:25).
We are running this Christian race trying to make it to the finish line to get our final crown that will never fade away.
Are you adorned with a crown? And are you running to receive that crown that never rusts or fades away?
If not, you can receive a crown by being obedient to Christ – believe that He is Lord, repent of your sins, confess that He is Lord, be baptized, and live a faithful life in service to God.
Then you can be royalty, a priest, and a runner in this Christian race, adorned with a crown of holiness.