Friday - September 23, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: Proverbs 21:1
What do people think about when they hear your name? Do they remember you as the kid in high school who was always getting into trouble? How about the young adult who dropped out of college to pursue his dream, only to be a 40 year old who still lives with his parents? Do they think of a person who can’t go two minutes without belting out a barrage of obscenities? Do they think good thoughts or bad? It sounds crazy, but you can live a life that is consumed with good deeds, make one slip up and now you are known as the guy who did __________________ (you fill in the blank).
Just think for a moment about people like Tamar, Bathsheba, and even Peter (who’s denial always pops into our minds pretty quickly). Your name is important because people usually define who you are by your name. It is imperative to have a good name. Solomon said, “A good name is to be chosen rather than great richer” Proverb 22.1.
Application: Pause for a moment and consider how easily a name defines ones character.