Read: 2 Timothy 4:6-8

A crown of righteousness! How awesome is that!?! For the believer, the one who has put their faith in Jesus and eagerly awaits Him, a crown of righteousness will be their reward. God rewards our faithfulness because He loves. God loves us so incredibly that we can respond and reciprocate that love. Our faithfulness to do His will is never in vain and it is always worth it. Because of His great love, we can respond in obedience to offer our lives, by doing His will. Jesus, our great example, poured out his life for us because He loves us. Jesus fought the good fight because He loves us. Jesus redeemed us because He loves us. Jesus died for us because He loves us. Therefore, we can walk in newness and have strength to keep the faith. Like Paul, as he writes to Timothy, we eagerly wait for the day when we get to the end of our lives here on earth and look forward to the imminent day when we will receive a crown of righteousness. All because He loves us.

Listen: “Love’s Paradox” by KJ Scriven

– KC Onyekanne

Part of the Advent: The Coming King, Devotional Guide in 2017