We cannot get very far into our study of “crowns” without realizing that the five crown mentioned in the epistles of the New Testament were preceded by one crown in the gospel records— Jesus’ crown of thorns. What an act of incredible grace that Jesus bore the crown of thorns so that we might bear an incorruptible crown of life, glory, righteousness, and rejoicing!
Much has been stated as to how Heaven will be affected by all of these crowns, yet how could we not assume that there is only one reasonable thing to do with them— we shall cast our crowns at Jesus’ feet! (Revelation 4:10)
“It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void thy law.”
Written by Pastor Daniel Cox
Suggested Reading: Psalm 119
King David was once a shepherd boy and a royal-musician to Saul. He knew well the value of work and shirked not when duty called, but Psalm 119:126 is not the summons of David to Saul’s court or to the sheepfolds of Judea. It was the humble plea of God’s servants to the King of all Kings— It is time for thee, Lord, to work.
Have you reached the point in your life or family when all of your striving and all of your labor cannot stem the tide of the wicked? Has any of your persistent conduct resulted in any change in the obstinate storms? Pray, “Master, your hand is needed!”
Abraham doubted the promise of a son but calmed his heart to say— It is time for thee, Lord, to work.
Israel awaited their deliverer for 400 years in Egypt; then, when Moses was drawn out of the Nile an echo could be heard in Egypt— It is time for thee, Lord, to work.
The disciples wondered for three long days about the absence of their Messiah, but the Scripture cannot be broken! He promised that He would arise— It is time for thee, Lord, to work.
Spurgeon stated, “When the earth was without form and void, the Spirit came and moved upon the face of the waters; should He not come when society is returning to a like chaos!?”
Oh, Lord, bring order out of chaos in our lives, in our homes, in our cities, and in our world! Man has tried his “Utopian” best, but It is time for thee, Lord, to work! Selah!
Daniel & Marie Cox are best friends, soulmates, and co-laborers in the ministry. They and their four children live in Florida, where they have established a church, a private, Christian school, and a fun-loving family!