"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 KJV
At that day, on that great day of his return, when he appears to set up his Kingdom, one thing will stand out for the believers - a crown of righteousness!
This crown of righteousness is readymade for all those who love his appearing; who preach the word; who "reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine" 2 Timothy 4:2.
Let me again tell you who this crown of righteousness is not for; it’s not for those who turn away their ears from the truth, not for you if you’ve instead turned unto fables. Woe to all those who do not endure sound doctrine.
Paul says, this crown of righteousness is laid up for me because, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith" 2 Timothy 4:7. He made full proof of his ministry. It’s what you do that will define your destiny.
My friend, don’t listen to fables. The truth is you’re supposed to always obey the truth, and then work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Jesus said, "For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven" Matthew 5:20.
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