As the children of God, we are His treasure; called to honour and authority to the glory of God.
In the book of Psalms we are drawn-in to an understanding of how much God is mindful of us (Psalm 8; 144) and how He takes time creating us, intricately moulding us fearfully and wonderfully (Psalm 139). 2 Corinthians 4:7 speaks of us being vessels of clay filled with treasure to display the power of the Lord. This therefore shows that our crown is not one given by people but it comes from the Lord.
Isaiah 61:1-3 reflects a transformation which enabled Israel to rebuild her ruins thus fulfilling her purpose. This passage shows us that it is the Lord ONLY who is able to lead US back to US.
To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord , that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3 NKJV
A Crown of Beauty: the book of Peter admonishes us not to be overly concerned about our outward beauty at the expense of what is inside. This follows Jesus’ message that it is not what goes in but what comes out that we should be concerned about; as that reveals what is in our hearts. So our crown of beauty is a noble character. When Ruth was presented to Boaz, more than her outward beauty, it is her character that spoke up for her. Your crown will be acknowledged and honoured because of the character you display. Allow the Word of God to change you, mould you so you become like the pillars of the palace.
The Oil of Joy: John 15: 22 shows us that our joy can only be full when we love one another. Whether we acknowledge it or not we are affected by the people who surround us whether positively or negatively and this is why we are urged to maintain an atmosphere of joy around us. Joy is like oil because once it is released, it is able to spread and saturate the space around it. It has a lingering lustre that reminds you of its presence. This kind of joy is a fruit of the Spirit and will be harvest when we allow the Spirit of God to work in us (Gal 5:22-23).
A Garment of Praise: The statement – a garment of praise implies clothing of praise to cover nakedness. This therefore means that in the midst of the heaviness of life that makes us vulnerable, God comes and clothes us with a garment of praise. We find ourselves appreciating God for who He is and all that He does for us. This is the praise that will resurrect the joy of the Lord and strengthen you. It is the praise that will open you to find peace that surpasses all understanding.
You are the daughter of the King and He crowns you with Glory, He is concerned about you and your well-being. You are the apple of your Father’s eye and He loves you dearly.
He longs for you to understand that you are royalty; you are eligible for the benefits of the kingdom and are responsible for preserving the honour of the kingdom.