By Cheryl Henderson
Excerpts from “Our Daily Bread”
Scripture of The Day 5/3/2022
A good name is more desirable than great riches. (Proverbs 22:1)
While staying in a hotel in a small town, I noticed that the church across the street was having a service. People were jammed into the church with a standing room only crowd of both young and old flowing out onto the sidewalk. When I noticed a hearse by the curb, I realized it was a funeral. And given the crowd, I assumed that it was the celebration of life of some local hero-perhaps a wealthy businessperson or a famous personality. Curious, I said to the desk clerk, “That’s an amazing turnout for a funeral: it must be for a famous person in town.” “No”, he replied. “He wasn’t rich or famous but he was a good man.”
This reminded, me of the wisdom of the proverb that says, “A good name is more desirable than great riches.” It’s a good idea to think about what legacy we are leaving for our family, friends, and neighbors. From God’s perspective it’s not our resume or the amount of money we’ve accumulated that matters but rather the kind of life we have lived.
When a friend of mine passed away, his daughter wrote, “This world has lost a righteous man and in this world that is no small thing!” It’s that kind of legacy that we should be seeking for the glory of God.