Companies spend billions of dollars on commercials telling us how good their products are because they want us to trust them. If they are proven to be untrustworthy they lose business and billions of naira because they have developed a bad name, they’ve developed a bad reputation.
Back in the days of Christ, Judas was a reasonably popular name, but you don’t hear many kids named Judas today. Why is that?
Now it’s really not the name itself that matters. but the reputation that goes with that name. People no longer name their kids Judas because of the reputation of that name. Ecclesiastes 7:1, “A good name is better than precious ointment” Proverbs 22:1, “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches
To get a good name we must be a person of character, we must develop a good reputation, and we must be trustworthy. Your name represents who you are.
For the most part, a man’s reputation is based on his character. A man’s character is known by his conduct and his speech. Christ said, “Every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.” What kind of fruit are you producing in your life? Does your name shame you or bring you honor? Does your name shame your family or bring them honor? Even more importantly does your name honor or Dishonor God?
Think about it !
Cc: Sis Igbagoyemi Tosin