Is your family name being honored? Does the value of this concept even exist in today’s culture?
These are intriguing questions. One I hope to provide a brief answer to.
Remember the days when parents taught their kids to esteem their family name?
“You’re a Smith—and Smiths don’t do that.”
“You’re a Jones—and a Joneses always do this.”
You know, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact, it’s biblical. Proverbs 22:1 says: “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”
Primarily, I’ve discovered those who pursue wealth can often soil their name in the process. While people who primarily pursue honesty and a good name, often end up enjoying wealth. Why? Because—even in the secular world—people appreciate people who can be trusted. Let’s teach our kids the value of a good name.
Conversation starter: I would love to hear your thoughts on this concept. What are some steps you can take to intentionally honor your name?
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