In Bible times a name often represented your character:
1Samuel 25:25 “Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal: for as his name is, so is he; Nabal [fool] is his name, and folly is with him: but I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my lord, whom thou didst send….” – Abigail pleading with David on behalf of her husband.
Your name also represented your reputation:
Genesis 18:19 “For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.” – The Lord discussing His assessment of Abraham
Having a name backed by a strong testimony is a precious treasure. It needs to be valued above all else:
“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving [favor] rather than silver and gold.” (Prov. 22:1) Continue reading