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. James 1:12
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
2 Timothy 1:12
which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.
because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel,
Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.
1 Peter 5:4
And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
2 Timothy 4:1
I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:
2 Timothy 2:5
An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
1 Thessalonians 5:4
But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief.
1 Corinthians 9:25
Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.
“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day.
He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.
the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on their heads.
Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.
1 Peter 1:4
to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,
so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.
waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,
2 Timothy 1:18
may the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that Day!—and you well know all the service he rendered at Ephesus.
1 Timothy 6:19
thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.
2 Thessalonians 1:5-6
This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering— since indeed God considers it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
1 Thessalonians 1:10
and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
2 Corinthians 5:2
For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling,
1 Corinthians 2:9
But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—