Having a good reputation

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:

BibleProverbs 22:1 (NKJV) A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, loving favor rather than silver and gold.

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.

Ron Franklin

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About RonElFran

Ron Franklin is a graduate of Denver Seminary in Colorado, and is the now retired founding pastor of a church in Harrisburg, PA. A former engineer and manager for high-tech companies such as IBM, Ron has written extensively on matters relating to the Christian faith, modern technology, the Civil War, and African American history. You can see a selection of his articles at http://hubpages.com/@ronelfran .
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