Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.
How fitting it is that the One who was indeed faithful unto death is the One who counsels us to do the same! Faithfulness is in short supply these days. Many are keen to appear clever, cool or charismatic, but few are consistently dependable. We sing a lot about God’s faithfulness, but can heaven sing about our reliability? The crown of life is reserved only for those who faithfully carry their cross.