I accept the glory and grace I have been crowned with.
I have no righteousness of my own...I don't wear this crown because I keep the law of God.
The conclusion that I have it precisely because I have broken God's law is part of accepting the crown, see. The deep and profound revelation that I could never earn it...that I am a sinner...that I need His loving kindness and tender mercy as much or more than my prodigal sons or anyone else's prodigal daughter...
...this knowledge invites me to trust in His Finished Work...lets me wear forgiveness like a crown.
I am educated, cleaned up, churched, and living in a nice home by most standards...but that could never change the fact that on my best day my heart is trailer trash.
Yet...look at that crown!
I will lay it at His feet on that day. It is His, anyway. Christ's righteous reward, placed on my head - my heart bends in worship at the thought.
Grace and Peace,
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