Jesus wrote letters to seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3. To the church in Philadelphia He said, "I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown" (3;11).
The crown represents reward for putting Jesus and His things first in your life. Do you have a firm grip on what is eternal so that no one will "seizing your crown"? It is easy in our day to substitute 'things, possessions, and worldly pursuits that can be stolen by death for what does not perish and is eternal.
If Jesus were to return in the next hour, what would you be in your grip?
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