Q. I have a question about Rev 4:10-11. Would you please explain to me about the practice of casting crowns? I’m just confused about why, after Jesus awards us with crowns, we would give the crowns back to Him? I read where we will do this because we are thankful for what He has done for us, but it just seems that there is some other significance to this ceremony that I’m missing.
A. Immediately after the rapture, we’ll all have our lives reviewed and will receive crowns for the things we’ve done in the Lord’s name and at His bidding while on Earth (1 Cor. 3:10-15). (Things we’ve done on our own initiative, in our own strength, will be burned up in the fire.)
We’ll know we don’t deserve these crowns because the things we did to receive them were at the Lord’s bidding and were done in His strength. So we’ll come to His throne and cast them down before Him as if to say, “You deserve these crowns Lord, not us.”