Daily Lift – February 22, 2019

Neither Made it a Good One

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At the Twenty Second of Proverbs, Solomon declared that a good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. The Savior warned of the losing of one’s soul while attempting to gain the world, while Paul the apostle cautioned that temptations and snares come the way of those endeavoring to become rich. A man may lose his good name for all the same reasons. It is not the name itself, nor its rhythm when it is spoken, nor how pleasant it is to hear that makes it good; rather, it is that with which and with whom it is associated that makes it good or bad, as the case may be. Nadab was a priest of Israel who, with his brother Abihu, was devoured with fire from the Lord for the offering of strange fire which the Lord commanded them not. Over five hundred years later, another Nadab, the son of Jeroboam, reigned over the Northern Kingdom of Israel. He is remembered as doing evil in the sight of the Lord and causing Israel to sin. What an irony that the same name was given to a couple of men, and neither made it a good one.

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater