A Good Name

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good nameA good name is to be more desired than great wealth,
Favor is better than silver and gold. Proverbs 22:1-2

In the year 2014 the most popular baby names were Noah and Emma. The year before that it was Noah and Sophia. And the year I was born, 1962, people went to Bible names again, David and Mary. Our reputation and good name is a precious thing. Knowing we are in a right standing with other people (favor) is actually better than silver and gold. The difficult thing is that a good name is the result of hundreds of positive interactions. But, our reputation can be shattered by gossip or a single failure. The Bible reminds us to walk circumspectly… giving an eye to the way we live and how others perceive us.

What do people think of when they hear my name?

God, grant me favor, help me earn a good reputation for Your sake. I want to glorify Your name.

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