And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat on him was called Faithful and True…
I. THESE DIGNITIES ARE OF PRICELESS VALUE. What on earth does man regard as more valuable than a "crown"? But what are all the crowns of the world to the diadems that encircle the being of Christ?
II. THESE DIGNITIES ARE MANIFOLD. There is the dignity of an all-knowing intellect; of an immaculate conscience; of an absolutely unselfish love; of a will free from all the warping influences of sin, error, and prejudice.
III. THESE DIGNITIES ARE SELF-PRODUCED. All His dignities are but the brilliant evolutions of His own great soul.
IV. THESE DIGNITIES ARE IMPERISHABLE. How soon the "crowns" worn by men grow dim and rot into dust! But Christ's diadems are incorruptible; they will sparkle on for ever, and fill all the heavens of immensity with their brilliant lustre.
Parallel VersesKJV: And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.