Proverbs 22

A good name is more desirable than great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

Proverbs 22:1

A theme I keep seeing in Proverbs is God’s appreciation of good character.

I think in our world there are many times when we may degrade our character for some sort of gain. Some instant gratification with long term pains–isn’t that what most sin is?

This proverb is like so many others. Gains of the world will only take you so far… but your name, character, integrity? That’s the key.

Matthew 16:26 sums it up perfectly.

I have a quick journaling/meditation question for you today: When someone hears your name, what is the first thing they probably think of? Be completely honest. If you like the answer, praise God! If you don’t, what can you do to fix it?