Friday, September 23, 2005
Casting Crowns: The Trinity Rewards Conspiracy
I have a theory. The theory is that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit have gotten together and cooked up a little conspiracy.
They have given us gifts and abilities. We are "fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139:14), but of course we can't take credit for that. After all, "What do you have that you did not receive?" (1 Corinthians 4:7).
Then the Lord works in us "both to will and to do for His good pleasure" (Philippians 2:13), so we will do good works. Then the Lord promises rewards (also know as "crowns") to us for those good works.
You with me so far? We do good works and we get rewarded for it, but it is God who gives us the desire, the ability, and whatever else is needed to get it done.
I tell you, it's a conspiracy to bless and reward us! He even made it "more blessed to give than receive" (Acts 20:35).
And so we know why, when we meet this blessed Lord face to face, we "cast our crowns" at His feet (Revelation 4:10).
Worthy is the Lamb who was slain --- not to mention the Father and the Holy Spirit. :)
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