Daily Reading & Prayer
It’s All in The Name
Proverbs 10:7 The name of the righteous is used in blessings, but the name of the wicked will rot.
Proverbs 22:1 “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”
On Memorial Day in the United States, we take time to remember and honor our loved ones who gave their lives in service to our country by visiting cemeteries and monuments. As we reflect on their lives, it's important to evaluate our own lives and the way we are living today. Are we faithfully living for Christ so that when people hear our name, they think of someone who honors Him?
A good reputation and loving relationships are valuable achievements. The way we live our lives, with honesty, integrity, and generosity, is more important than any material possessions or expensive funeral. The legacy of our lives will linger on, and it's up to us to make sure it's a positive one.
Let us take this opportunity to renew our commitment to Christ and to the making of a good name, one that honors Him and inspires those we love for years to come. May our attitudes and actions reflect His love and grace, and may our lives be a testimony to His faithfulness.
Memorize Proverbs 22:1. Act today as if your reputation is on the line with your behavior, because it is.
Heavenly Father, help me honor you with my words and deeds. Let me lift you high with my actions. May my words “be pleasing”. In Jesus’ name, Amen.