And cast their crowns before the throne. Revelation 4:10
The contemporary praise and worship group Casting Crowns began in Daytona Beach, Florida, with youth pastor Mark Hall, who ministered at the First Baptist Church in 1999. Initially a student worship band, Hall recalls that when the group started, they were studying Revelation 4 and singing Chris Tomlin’s song that says, “We fall down, we lay our crowns at the feet of Jesus.” That was the inspiration for their name.
Hall went on to say, “For me, as a believer, if you’re not careful, little things will rise up in your life and become important. And it will create distance between you and God; and these little kingdoms don’t have to be bad things, sometimes they can be good things. They just take our focus away, and we have to let these kingdoms fall and fall before Him and make sure that we are setting apart Christ as Lord in our lives.”
The Bible talks about the five crowns that will be awarded to faithful believers—the crown of life, the incorruptible crown, the crown of righteousness, the crown of glory, and the crown of rejoicing.
If we live wholeheartedly for Christ, we will receive a crown to cast at His feet in heaven.
We do not desire rewards for the reward itself, but because rewards are a reflection of Christ’s approval of us. Erwin W. Lutzer
The Purpose of Life, Revelation 4:10-11 – Pastor Chuck Smith – Topical Bible Study