A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. —Proverbs 22:1
A verse like this is going to make more sense in some cultures than others. In modern western cultures, we’re not necessarily at the mercy of our family name. But in honor-bound cultures, nothing can ruin you faster than having a name that was associated with criminal or disreputable behavior.
A good reputation is better than riches, and the former should never be sacrificed to gain the latter.
This article was originally published on October 31, 2016 by CDFAcapital.org. Article re-posted with permission. Click here to read the original article.