Joni & Friends Devotional

Joni and Friends Devotional | 20 October 2021

Joni and Friends Devotional | 20 October 2021

Joni and Friends Devotional | 20 October 2021

Joni and Friends Devotional | 20 October 2021


Joni and Friends Daily Devotional 20th October 2021 Friday Message

TOPIC: Crowns

SCRIPTURE: “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” – 2 Corinthians 5:10


Adults pooh-pooh the idea of rewards in heaven, but children don’t. Like a student before his teacher, a child squirms in delight at the anticipation of a reward, much less a jewelled crown of his very own. Maybe that’s why Jesus said that children were best fit for the kingdom of heaven.

The kid in me would love, just love a crown in heaven. What’s the big deal about crowns? The Bible celebrates the crowning day in 2 Corinthians 5:10 and goes on to mention specific crowns.

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The crown of life mentioned in James 1:12 is reserved for those who persevere under trials and withstand God’s tests. The crown of rejoicing in 1 Thessalonians 2:19 is a reward for believers who introduce others to Christ. The incorruptible crown in 1 Corinthians 9:25 is for those who are found to be pure and blameless on judgment day. And in 1 Peter 5:2-4 there’s a special crown reserved for Christian leaders who have guided others — it even says that the Chief Shepherd himself will present that crown.

Joni and Friends Devotional | 20 October 2021

But the child in me jumps up and down to think that I might be rewarded the crown talked about in 2 Timothy 4:8: “Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day — and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”

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Heavenly crowns are not just rewards for a job well done on earth; crowns are a glorious consummation of the job itself.

REFLECT: How I love to hear you say, Lord, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” What a reward that will be.

Joni & Friends Ministries Founded by Joni Eareckson Tada in 1979, Joni and Friends are dedicated to reaching out to families living with disabilities all around the globe with gospel-adorned hope. We extend gospel-centred care through Community Support, Respite, Retreats and Getaways, and Crisis Response. And we connect families with Christ-honoring, disability-friendly churches where they find a place belong.

ALSO, READ Joni & Friends Devotional | 13 September 2021


Accept Jesus Christ today and secure a life of eternal rest and Glory …

Say this 1 Minute Prayer

Lord Jesus, I believe you died for my sins, Forgive me of all my iniquities. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour from today and forevermore. Come and Be the Lord of my life and I am willing to obey your command and live according to your will as you help me, Thank you for accepting me into your fold. AMEN

JOHN 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God

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