crown of glory!

“A crown of glory she will deliver to you.” (Proverbs 4:9).

Crowns would be placed on the heads of kings. These crowns will be decorated with gold, pearls and diamonds. This beautiful crown will indicate that the wearer is the one who governs and is the head of the people. The crown reveals that he has power, authority and right to govern.

But the Bible speaks of the invisible crowns. What are those crowns? Psalm 103:4 says that it is a crown of mercy. Hebrews 2:7 says that it is a crown of glory. These crowns are much greater than the worldly ones.

The worldly crowns are liable to perish. If such crowns are given to the goldsmiths he will melt and convert it as mere rods. When a king wins over another king in war, the winner snatches the crown from the defeated king to indicate that he is no more a king. For the sake of these crowns which are likely to perish, many involve in battles and give away their lives. Paul the Apostle writes “Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.” I Corinthians 9:25).

God crowns us with “Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.” I Corinthians 9:25). God crowns us with mercies and compassion. He decorates our crown with honour and glory. What a blessing it is to be called as ‘children of God’!

In these days of republic you all have become the kings. What is your crown here? Some value their educational degrees as crowns. Some others treat their professions like doctors, advocates etc. as their crowns. For the politicians, the position of MLA, MP etc. are the crowns.

But do you know the right crown for the children of God? That is nothing but the anointment of Spirit on you. Though King David received many worldly crowns He valued the anointment poured on him as the greatest crown. He says “But my horn you have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.” (Psalm 92:10).

This anointment brings the power on high to you. Our Spiritual God dwells in you. No one can take away this anointment from you. The gifts of the Holy Spirit act only from this anointment. The sweet fruits of the Spirit are revealed. It is this anointment which differentiates you from the worldly man. oly Spirit act only from this ananh

To meditate: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. (Psalm 23:5)