Value of a Good Name
Solomon observed that a good name is to be preferred over precious ointment. While the latter may provide soothing comfort to an injury, would not one rather avoid sustaining the injury? Similarly, would not one rather preserve his good name than repair damage to it? Solomon wrote again that a good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. Many are they who possessed wealth and a bad reputation, perhaps earning the latter because of how they acquired the former. Solomon was a king of fabulous wealth and also one whose behavior at times belied his wisdom and displeased the God who gave it to him. At least sufficient of his wisdom remained to correctly assess the value of a good name.
Written and Voiced by David Hayes Prophater