A Good Name
Proverbs 22:1 HCSB
“A good name is to be chosen over great wealth; favor is better than silver and gold.”
Heaven does not value our money, influence, network, and the connections. Heaven values only the motive behind everything that we do, and that is what will bring us eternal reward or eternal judgement.
Our external circumstances do not define who we are and what is on the inside is more important.
Our reputation is what people think about us, but our testimony is what God thinks and says about us. People do not know what is going on in our heart, but only God knows about it, and so we need a good name in God’s eyes. When we are trying to work up our lives, a good name is to be chosen over great wealth.
When Jesus died for us, He gave us a good name before God. He gave us a right standing before the Father. Now, heaven recognizes us not as sinners but as saints.
The choice before us is to either receive the good and righteous name that Jesus is giving us or to just receive the great wealth in the world and be called rich and wealthy.
The favor that God is showing upon us is better than silver and gold. Let us not underestimate the power of the favor that we carry. Let us not exalt our great wealth over the favor and the good name that God wants to give to us.
If we want to repent, we need to do it today and we cannot keep it for tomorrow.
Prayer:Lord Jesus I am sorry for the state of my heart. I am sorry for the wrong desires, for the priorities that I have in my life but this morning I want to repent and I want to receive Jesus as the Lord, as the saviour and as a master of my life. Even as I receive Jesus, I want that good name that comes because I receive Jesus. I want that favor. I want to be a recipient and a beneficiary of that favor that You are giving us this morning and I want to walk in the fullness and the newness of life that You want to give to us. Thank you for hearing our prayer, in Jesus name we pray. Amen!
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