A crown which is unfading!
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God.”
If we love God, everything in the world shall conspire for our good. We know not what fiery trials we may meet with—but to those who love God, all things shall work for good. Those things which work against them, shall work for them; their cross shall make way for a crown! Every crosswind shall blow them to the heavenly port!
” Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
The eye has seen rare sights, the ear has heard sweet music; but eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor can the heart of man imagine—what God has prepared for those who love Him! Such glorious rewards are laid up that, as Augustine says, “faith itself is not able to comprehend them!” God has promised a crown of life to those who love Him (James 1:12). This crown encircles within it, all blessedness—riches, and glory, and delight, and it is a crown which is unfading!
And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
1 Peter 5:4