In the economic/business world, before any loan is given, a collateral is usually demanded. Collateral is a property or anything offered by somebody as a guarantee that they will pay back a loan. If a loan is not paid, the collateral could be mortgaged and forfeited by the borrower. Some collateral value are worth millions of dollars. But today’s scripture, Vs. 1, says; “A good name is more to be desired than riches”. That means, a good name is the best and most expensive collateral you can ever have in this world. Preserve it in your office, community, and church. Proverbs 19:1 says, “Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity than he that is perverse (desire to behave in a way which is wrong)”.
A good name will outlive you to your children’s children. Few people ever name their children Judas, Jezebel or Delilah, etc. But we have Paul, Silas, Christopher (Chris), Deborah, Moses, and Esther as common names. Don’t do anything that will destroy your integrity, or name in life/ministry. Always ask yourself: “What effect will this action have on my name?” before doing anything.
No wonder, Marcins Tullus Cicero declared: “The thing which is the most outstanding and the most desirable to all health and good and well off persons is a peaceful life with honour.” Don’t ever forget that a good name is better that riches and the best collateral is your integrity (a good name). Do anything to preserve it as you go out today and daily!
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PRAYER POINTS: Take Song Tis so sweet to trust… 1 Ask God to help you to keep a good name. O Lord, scatter any trap of the wicked to destroy my name; I return them to sender in Jesus name, Use the Prophetic Declaration, Business page, and page for pastors/ministers section of this booklet today and always.