The Value of A Good Name

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Proverbs 22

1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,

Loving favor rather than silver and gold.

2 The rich and the poor have this in common,

The Lord is the maker of them all.

When people hear your name, what do they think first? What actions or attitudes are associated with your name? We all have a reputation that we have developed over time. In today’s proverb we learn that having a good reputation, a good name, is of greater value than great financial riches. When I look back over my life, there are a few people whose names are associated with favor and love, all of whom were great influences on my life. I have known several really rich people who were quite selfish and could have been a great blessing but were not.

To be a person who shows loving favor to other is better than having silver and gold. It seems that we spend a great deal more time on the silver and gold of this world than on being a person of loving favor. Before we attack ourselves, it takes money to live, so it is not that we should not seek money to live but our emphasis even at work is showing loving favor while we work.

A friend who is homosexual once told me that he had met two types of Christians, those who love and those who hate. What a shame that people who bear the name of Christ are known for hatred. We who bear the name of our Lord must be faithful to His name as we live, as we work, and as we go through life. A good name is rather to be chosen than anything else we might work for in this life.


On Sunday, we announced the need of a family in Indonesia who lost everything they own in a landslide. This family both knows the Lord and have committed their lives to serving Him. While we announced their needs we also give the information to make money transfers to them through their mission agency. If you need that information, here it is. Dedicate the gift to Melky.

BCA No. Rek 738 004 8536 or

CIMB No. Rek

Acct Name: Yayasan Parahyangan Indah

 Have a great day in the Lord,


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