When I Survey The Wondrous Cross (Part 3) Or Thorns Composed So Rich A Crown?

In Isaac Watts immortal hymn he asked 2 question

  1. Did ever such love and sorrow meet?
  2. Or thorns composed so rich a Crown?

These are 2 Immortal Questions indeed!

When Adam fell the ground was cursed. And up came thorns & thistles.

Now The Son of God is given a wreath of thorns as a Crown by Man. From this Suffering Saviour whose brow is pierced by thorns came 5 Rich Crowns

Jesus Christ bought His Church with His own Blood & also prepared 5 Crowns

Crown of Life (Rev. 2:10) For those who suffer persecution for the Cross

Crown of Righteousness(2 Timothy 4:8) Those who love His 2nd Coming

Crown of Glory (1 Peter 5:4) For Pastors who shepherd the flocks faithfully.

Crown of Rejoicing (1 Thessalonians 2:19) Those who win souls for Christ

Incorruptible Crown (1 Corinthians 9:2) Those who bear the Cross faithfully

What a Wondrous Crown of Thorns Jesus wore for us in exchange that we could get an opportunity to wear these 5 Crowns in His Kingdom when He returns again in Glory, Majesty & Great Power.

May we be faithful to fill up all our days in His most Glorious Service

We are not saved by good works. We are saved to Serve Him in doing good.

And in eternal gratitude to Him who is Worthy we don’t want any crowns in heaven. We only want Christ Jesus Himself


10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. {Rev.4:10-11)

Amen & Amen

To be continued….

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