The queens and kings have positions, power, and authority and crowns symbolize their status. Topped with rare, expensive, sparkling jewels, crowns have a unique attraction uncommon in everyday life. Only certain people have the authority to wear them. The most remarkable thing is that God crowns us with beautiful crowns that far exceed the most exquisite and expensive ones of the wealthiest monarchs throughout history.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity,Psalm 103:4
who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
He Crowns Us With Steadfast Love and Mercy
People will go to great lengths in search of love, but God gives it to us lavishly, says the Amplified version of Psalm 103:4. The jewels on crowns are the most costly, large, and beautiful jewels but our crowns have more. Mercy and love are priceless, they cannot be bought, sold, or earned, but they are bestowed on us by a powerful, gracious, and generous God. It is a priceless crown that we lavishly bestowed on us with steadfast, unchanging love and mercy.
What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings[a]and crowned him with glory and honor.Psalm 8:4-5
He Crowns Us with Glory and Honor
We are crowned with glory and honor in relation to the rest of creation. We are honored because we can speak, have written language, walk upright, and have opposable thumbs, but we have the authority over the earth through the way he made us. God made us with many praiseworthy differences from the animals. He created us in His image, with a mind, will, emotions, and a spirit meant to commune with God. Even with all that, compared to an all-powerful, all-seeing, knowing, and intelligent God, we are so small. He didn’t have to create, love, or even pay attention to us, but he bestowed the crown of loving mercy, glory, and honor on us.
For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.Psalm 149:4
He Crowns us with Victory
It says in Psalm 149:4 that he crowns the humble with Victory. I used to subscribe to the wrong definition of humility that went around the church for quite some time. Being humble isn’t thinking badly about yourself or downplaying your achievements and successes. Humility is putting God in his rightful place as the all-powerful Lord and seeing ourselves as part of a human race. No one is more or less valued or loved by God. This is the humility God rewards with Victory. When we are humble enough to ask him for his help, he is in charge of the results, and those results yield a win. When we are in this posture, he crowns us with Victory.
Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.1 Corinthians 9:25
Becoming An Eternal Royal
Very few people can ever earn an earthly crown, but it’s essential to remember that it’s one of the many things we can never take with us when we die. It’s a perishable crown. However, we are grafted into a royal bloodline when Jesus becomes our only way to heaven. When we become an eternal royal, we are qualified to receive these eternal crowns. Unlike an earthly crown, these heavenly crowns can transfer from earth to eternity. It’s good to have worldly goals; how blessed a king or queen is with an earthly crown, but they can’t take it to heaven. The ground is level at the foot of the cross; no one stands taller. We can receive eternal crowns with a beauty that transcends this earth and joins us in heaven.