Week 36: A Good Name
Today’s Text: Proverbs 22
Key Text: Proverbs 22:1
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
How important is your reputation to you?
To the writer of Proverbs, the reputation was of great importance – “more desirable than great riches,” – that about says it all.
These days, I think there might be quite a few would who beg to differ.
A big bank account, a fancy car, the latest wardrobe, a great vacation getaway, a corner office, a strong stock portfolio, a nice corner office overlooking Main Street from the 125th floor – these are the things many – too many – desire above all else.
Persons of faith should live by another whole standard.
To live our faith fully, and responsibly; to bring honor and glory to God through our actions; to “walk the walk” and not just “talk the talk” – these are the things we should seek.
I also believe that, should we desire it prayerfully, God will help us achieve that goal and then, all the rest will fall into place as needed.
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God…,” wasn’t that the Lord’s counsel?
So – again – I ask the question.
How important is your reputation – your “good name” to you?
I hope it’s a lot more important to you than the balance in your bank account.