August 7, 2021·Abby PreJean
The Book of Proverbs, lodged right in the middle of the Old Testament, is a slap on the hand, a warning sign, and a warm hug all in one. The wisdom locked in these verses challenges our very human nature, while engaging us in realistic ways to live out a godly life. The application of these proverbs is not without challenge. In our modern world today, we see quotes, blurbs, and even fortune cookies expressing some of these same sentiments and charges for our lives. And I would even dare say that many of the sayings we use today stem from the wisdom found in the Book of Proverbs.
When I was growing up and coming into adulthood, my parents taught me some great keys to life. One big key was keeping a good reputation by living a life of integrity. People know you by the fruit of your life and your reputation. They taught me Proverbs 22:1, “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.”
Building a good name for yourself grants you serenity of mind. It takes dedication to yourself and life with Christ. Let’s meditate on this thought together this week. “Do I have a good name? What do people think when they think of me? What are practical ways to build a good foundation for a life of integrity?”
For those of you who feel like your past won’t let you have a good name. God redeems.
For those of you who messed up and aren’t proud of yourself. Start fresh today.
For those of you who are strong and confident in your good name. Encourage others.
Let’s start building together.
Pastor Abby PreJean