For the next several days I’ll be leading a daily reading of Proverbs. It is a book in the Bible which offers both practical wisdom and eternal perspectives. Join with me each day in reading a chapter. I will offer a reflection on one verse or topic from each chapter.
It may be old-fashioned… but I think the most valuable thing we have is our ‘name’ our ‘reputation’. Think about it. If we are not trusted and respected by our spouse, family, friends, co-workers, or neighbors, then how in the world can we ever succeed in anything?
Too many people sell their ‘name’ for a quick buck, an affair, or to get ahead… thinking “it doesn’t really matter that much”. But, it does.
A good name is more desirable than great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. (Proverbs 22:1)