A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, loving favor rather than silver and gold."
Today's study presented this challenge, "Is having a good name a priority in your life?"
When your name comes up in conversations is it described as credible? These days I think the dominating goal in life seems to be, "it's ok as long as I feel good". This seems to apply to what people say, who they look up to and how they live their lives with little regard for others. The complete opposite of how God wants us to live our lives.
We either attract people to a savior they're desperately in need of, or drive them away by how we live our lives and what our priorities area. A good name attracts them to Christ because you're different than what the world is offering.
Everyone is currently taking offense to every opinion shared. We now have to live terrified of making a mistake, saying anything that others may take offense to and just plain worried about saying what we really believe is true and right.
That's why it's become even more important to live so that you have a good name! The one thing we know is true and right is a life lived in the Lord Jesus. Even if the world doesn't think they want this - a desire for understanding eternity and the savior is deep within them and our lives can be used to make that desire a reality in their lives!
Join me in reading Psalm 112, about a good name today and let's begin to be part of the shift away from the things of this world that will never satisfy, and point them to the only fulfilling thing in this world!
Live well today!