A Good Name
“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: What do people think of you when they see you coming? If you could really eavesdrop on people's conversations about you, what would they be saying? Solomon states that a good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth. I have come to notice that everybody thinks babies are cute. Especially their own. Parents usually choose names that they think will make their baby even cuter. But what will others think of that name when the child has grown into adulthood and dies? Will that name still be as precious ointment? You see, a good name usually starts in the highchair, and is kept that way by ingesting a daily dose of the word of God. It should be our goal to die with a good name. If we follow Jesus’ example, people will still be talking about our good name after we are gone.
Sing: Let me walk in the light, in the great gospel light, let me walk in the gospel light; till my journey is over and I travel no more, let me walk in the gospel light.”
Thought For Today: Follow Jesus' example and people will still be talking about your good name after you are gone.