“A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth” (Ecclesiastes 7:1).
Today’s Morsel: One of the things that we find in scripture is most kings are associated with either good or evil. When we hear their names, we draw our conclusion of them based on that name. In John Chapter 12, scripture says, “Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor” (John 12:3-5)? If you will notice, Solomon correlates a good name to precious ointment. It’s valuable and must not be wasted. Your name says a lot about who you are and your character. Your name may not mean a lot to you, but your parents gave it to you because they saw you as someone special. “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold” (Proverbs 22:1). If we are born again, His name is in our forehead and we must never devalue it. Build a good reputation with the name you bear.
Sing: His name is wonderful! His name is wonderful! His name is wonderful! Jesus my Lord. He is the Mighty King. Master of everything. His name is wonderful! Jesus my Lord.
Thought For Today: Protect your name (Parker).