Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Our Bible Teacher was
reminded of the table of showbread in the tabernacle with the decorative crowns
bordering the table’s edges. Today we examined the scriptures about Crowns
Given:From my notes I present an edited
Isaiah 46:1 The false gods, Bel and Nebo, bow down. Their objects of
worship were put on animals and cattle and the wagons had heavy loads making it
hard for the tired animals.
Children of Israel often would find themselves influenced by their neighbors who
worshipped idols and false gods.They
would make an idol of gold, or carve a figure from wood or stone and carry it from place to
place.Although they would cry and pray
to these idols, the god could not answer or save them.
was reminding them that He was the true God and He would carry them and protect
Isaiah 46:3-4 “Listen to Me, O family of Jacob, and all
who are left of the family of Israel.
You have been helped by Me before you were born and carried since you were
born. Even when you are old I will be the same. And even when your hair
turns white, I will help you. I will take care of what I have made. I will
carry you, and will save you.
are also to remember the true God and all He has done for us.We are talking about our king who was crowned with a Crown of Thorns.
When Jesus appeared before
the judgment court room, Pilot asked him, “Are you a
King?”John 18:37 “Jesus answered, “You say rightly
that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come
into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the
truth hears My voice.”
can be a god.Money in its self is not
evil, but it is the LOVE of money that is wrong.
spoke in Matthew 6:19-20Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where
moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. “But store up for
yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where
thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is there your heart
will be also.
told a young ruler who was seeking eternal life to keep the commandments, and
love your neighbor.The man said he had
kept the commandments, so what else was he lacking?Jesus told him to sell all his possessions,
give the money to the poor and come follow him.The man left very sad, because he owned much property.
must hold our belongings with an open hand not a clinched fist.
asks us to seek first the kingdom
of God and His
righteousness and all these other things will be added unto us.
me said Jesus and I will give you rest.
believe Jesus will return soon and there will be rewards given.Revelations 22:12 "Behold, I am coming quickly, and My
reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.
spoke about a Crown of Righteousness.II Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a
crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at
that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
wrote about the perishable crown
given to the winners of a game. 1 Corinthians 9:25 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.
wrote about a crown of Glory:1 Peter 5:4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you
will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
mentioned a Crown of Rejoicing:I Thessalonians
2:19 For what
is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even you in the presence of
our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
likened those he had won to Christ as his crown of glory and joy.
James wrote about those who resist temptation shall receive a Crown of Life.
writes about the elders casting their
crowns at Jesus feet.Revelations 4:10-11 The four and twenty elders
fall down before him that is sitting on the throne, and worship him that lives
forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, You are
worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for you have created all
things, and for your pleasure they are and were created.
have choices everyday.It is up to us to
be responsible to serve God with a willing heart.He does not force us to worship Him, but
desires our ready mind to decide to serve Him completely.Keep focused with your eyes on Jesus.