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Maintaining A Good Name
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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
A closed mouth gathers no feet. 

 

MAINTAINING A GOOD NAME       
"A good name is better than fragrant oil, and the day of death than the day of birth." [Ecclesiastes (Kohelet) 7. 1 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

These subjects seem like a strange combination, however, Solomon penned them together.  Having had once enjoyed a good name that was almost synonymous with godliness and great wisdom, Solomon eventually became debased with the excesses of wealth, women, fleshly indulgences and human achievements.  Finding only vanity in the cares of this life, he began to long even for death. 

 

How tragic when one allows their good name to be ruined by careless carnality.  As proved by the wisest man on earth, until a man dies, there is always danger that he may forfeit his good name. Solomon had all the luxuries, the costly ointments and comforts one could possess in life, but he lost his good name and he was unable to redeem it.  "Your reputation (good name, standing, character) is to be chosen rather than great riches, grace (loving favor) is better than silver and gold. A rich man and the poor man have this is common, the LORD made them both." [Proverbs (Mishle) 22. 1 - 2 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

Those redeemed of the LORD have a great responsibility and privilege to maintain a good name for their words and actions inevitably reflect on the precious name of the SAVIOR.  When we cause our own names to be damaged, it also gives occasion to the enemies of the MOST HOLY ONE to blaspheme. [see 2 Samuel/Shemuel Bet 12. 14]   Many such enemies feverishly are watching for such an opportunity to criticize,  curse and blaspheme that gracious name by which you are called "CHRISTIAN" and the HOLY GOD we are to serve with all integrity. 

 

Life is a daily gift from our EVER-FAITHFUL & LOVING GOD and it should be enjoyed as much as possible.  Ultimately, ALMIGHTY GOD will judge all our deeds, thoughts and words, therefore we should fear the LORD our GOD and keep HIS commandments.  "The benevolent (compassionate) care of our GOD is upon all who seek HIM, but HIS power and fierce wrath are against all those who forsake HIM." [Ezra 8. 22 Tanakh, Kethuvim]  All who maintain a good name now enjoy riches and spiritual good health — "Fear the LORD and shun evil. It will be a cure for your flesh, a tonic for your bones." [Proverbs (Mishle) 3. 7 - 8 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

We joyously serve the ONE WHO'S NAME is above all names.  We are awaiting the fulfillment of another promise, to give us a new name and to write HIS name on us. "He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the Temple of MY GOD, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of MY GOD and the name of the City of MY GOD, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from MY GOD. And I will write on him MY new name...I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it." [Revelation 3. 12 & 2. 17]   Imagine, HIS LOVELY NAME linked with ours eternally. 

 

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of JerUSAlem and all of Israel
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
MERCIFUL KING awaken our soul to grateful acknowledgement of YOUR grace which has bestowed upon us the gift of life, and make our pathway come in safety to the coveted goal...YOUR LOVING PRESENCES.  LORD, YOUR loving-kindness is mighty over us, and we are ever thankful to YOU.  Blessed are YOU and blessed be YOUR HOLY NAME. 

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness.

 

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