Friday, October 22, 2010

Month of Wisdom - October 22

(Yay... Blogger got it's act together!!!)

I'm always amazed at the compromises that some folks will make.  Cheat to get a good grade (and yes, using someone else's homework is cheating...).  Go out with someone because you think they're cool when you know their reputation.  Steal to get what you want.  Lie to make yourself look better.  Put others down to push yourself up. 

If you are tempted to do that, today's reading from Proverbs 22 is for you. Check out the first verse:

Proverbs 22:1 (NIV)
 1 A good name is more desirable than great riches;
       to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

A good name... a good reputation... good standing is more important than getting ahead.  Why?  It's a good witness to our world as to who our God is.  What message does it give the world when we cheat, steal, lie and act dishonorably?  (Answer: They think we aren't any different than the world...)  We are different!!! At least, we're supposed to be!!!


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