The richest and wisest man on this entire earth left us this wise statement, “A good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume…” That wise man was King Solomon, and the quote is recorded in the book of Ecclesiastes Chapter 7, Verse 1.
It’s not man who gets this privilege of this statement, but God does.
A man or woman judges according to his/her own understanding, most importantly, his/her own walk with their Lord. If the relationship is a solid one then they’ll see and understand what it means to have “A good name!”
Not everyone will say good about you because they’re not good themselves.
So, then, what does it mean? God is the only one you should be concerned about having a good name with. The next statement goes on to say, “And the day you die is better than the day you are born.” Why? Because it’s at death, we see the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords. Victor, Overcomer, Savior, and Redeemer!
Only He needs to see your good name. People can’t judge this no matter how wonderful they are. They cannot read the heart of man; only God can do that. Live for God. Live to be holy and righteous before the only One that decides where you’ll spend eternity. You can choose to have a good name before a holy and righteous God or with man who cannot save you from anything. Choose to have a good name with Almighty God.
Teresa Allissa Citro
Founder and President, Thread of Hope, Inc.