For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. (1 Corinthians 3:11-13)
Many believers would like to know what kind of crown they will have when they get to glory. The Lord will take everything that could not be burned by fire and make your personal crown. Everyone is forming his own crown. We need to be careful and not be all wood, hay or stubble. We have all experienced that these will be consumed with fire. There must be something left for the crown. Our fiery trials are certainly producing the materials needed to forge a most glorious and magnificent crown. There is a crown of glory that does not fade away. (1 Peter 5:4) Be sure that yours fits perfectly! Praise the Lord!
Dr. Thomas Snyder