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.. 2 Timothy 4:8

God has promised to abundantly reward those who love Him, who believe and follow Him. These heavenly rewards will take myriad forms, for God will delight in surprising You with His goodness for all eternity. “In Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11 NKJV)- One of these rewards is the crown of righteousness—also called the “crown of life.” These crowns will be unique for each believer and will likely reflect Your virtues and the righteous deeds you’ve done for the Lord-a permanent glorious declaration of your accomplishments.

Some people think it odd that believers in heaven will always wear a crown, but bear in mind that the Greek word doesn’t refer to a heavyset European-type crown but a crown made of much lighter material. Since it will glow with radiant light, it’s probably what many people refer to as a halo.

All you need to do is love and obey Jesus. He says, “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life” (Revelation 2:10 NKJV).

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