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WHAT’S IN YOUR NAME?

Arthur Rubinstein was one of the world’s most celebrated pianists. He often wondered what the critics and his audience would say if someone else appeared at a concert to play in his place.

One night, with an assumed name and made-up to look different in a disguise, he performed a concert before a large audience. After the concert, the critics agreed, “The gentleman who played this evening wasn’t in the class with the great Rubinstein.”

We are reminded in Proverbs that “A good name is more desirable than great riches, and to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”

God has called each of us to fill a unique role in His world. We are “one of a kind.”

He has given each of us unique gifts and talents that He expects us to develop and refine. As we work with what He has given us, we develop a reputation for our accomplishments – whatever they may be. We become known to others not only by what we do but how well we do it. Our reputation, our “name,” is a result of what we do with what God has given us. We dare not waste His gifts foolishly on meaningless things.

Prayer: Help us, Father, to “work hard” to “earn” a good name, and bring great honor to You. Give us a desire to become all we can become through You! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today: Proverbs 22:1 A good name is more desirable than great riches, and to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. 

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