Do you care what other people think of you? Sure you do! And there’s
nothing wrong with that. In fact, the Bible says we should care what
opinion others have of us:
We are supposed to want people to think well of us. In fact, according to 1 Timothy 3:7, anyone who doesn’t have a good name, not only inside the church but with the community at large, is not qualified to be a congregational leader. God wants His people to have good reputations!
So, we should pay attention to maintaining a good name. Not by trying to manipulate people into liking us by conforming ourselves to their desires or expectations, but by living the kind of godly life people can’t help but respect.
When we live a Christ-like life, having a good name will take care of itself.