A good name is to be chosen over great wealth, favor is better than silver and gold. The rich and the poor have this in common: the Lord made them both. Proverbs 22:1-2 HCSB
There are some fathers who have told their sons, “Remember you represent our family name.” The implication is that the son should act appropriately and do what is right because his actions are a reflection on the whole family and its reputation. The same is true of Christians. We represent Jesus Christ and should conduct ourselves accordingly.
This proverb reminds us that we should seek a good name and favor over silver and gold. Both the rich and poor have the opportunity to be persons of honorable reputation and good character. Being a person who exemplifies graciousness and kindness is much more valuable than having great wealth.
Challenge: Would others say you are a person who has a good name and favor? Do you have a good reputation? How would others describe you? Pray that God would help you represent Christ’s name well and do what is right as you interact with others.