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A Good Name

Key Verse

“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.” Proverbs 22:1

Text — Proverbs 22:1-6


Names are indeed very important. Someone said we go through life with three names; the names our parents gave us, the names others gave us (our reputation) and the name we give ourselves (our character). What character do you exhibit everywhere you go? What names do people call you? Do they know you to be a friend of Jesus? Although reputation is important, character matters more.

However, Jesus spoke of yet another name that is even more important. This is the name He promised to give to overcomers. This name will be inscribed (written) in a white stone and it will be unique and known to the one who has it. This goes to show that it is not the name people give you or that you give yourself that counts but the question is who does Jesus say you are? Are you quiet, well-mannered with a godly outlook in the church and at home but exhibit another trait in the school and other social gatherings? God knows exactly who you are.

Does your reputation match up with your character? How does your character reflect who you are in Christ? Think deeply on these questions and strive to live a righteous life so as to be entitled to a new name in glory.

Further Reading

Revelation 2:17

Prayer for today

Lord help me to receive a new name through my submission to the Lordship of Christ.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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