I am curious about the phrase "jewels in your crown."
I have a family member who is very dear and very religious. She has a habit of saying "you've earned a jewel in your crown" whenever she approves of something you've done. From what I've observed, the blessing doesn't seem to be tied to the magnitude of the gesture. If you've fed a homeless person, you've earned a jewel in your crown. If you've passed the butter, you've earned a jewel in your crown.
And so I started Googling. I wanted to find out exactly where in the bible it talks this subject. I found a lot of vague references to good deeds earning you these jewels ... and a lot of people congratulating people for doing something that has, again, earned them these ubiquitous jewels. But no where could I find an actual bible verse that references this topic.
Not, let me assure you, I'm not a moron. I understand these are metaphorical jewels and that God is not running a Heavenly Federal Reserve. I don't think anyone is under the idea that the Archangel Michael is a winged CFO keeping track of how many jewels someone has earned and how much interest they're owed.
However, I'm curious over whether this is just a man-made phenomenon ... or if there really was a parable or scripture verse that said something along the lines of ... if you do good deeds, you will earn a jewel in your heavenly crown.
Anyone with biblical knowledge out there wanna take a shot?
When they pulled the four walls down
I was looking through the window
I was lost, I am found
If you walk away, walk away
I walk away, walk away
I will follow
U2 - I Will Follow
Ruth 1:16: "But Ruth said, "Entreat me not to leave you or to return from following you; for where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God."