When I was traveling down the road the other day, I noticed a marker with a man’s name on it. The reason why his name was on that marker is because of something he had done or something he was known for. We have parks named after people, streets named for others and monuments that are erected in honor of others. A community or group of individuals thought enough of these people that they didn’t want their names forgotten.
Proverbs 22:1 says that “a good name is to be chosen rather than great riches..”. I like what the living Bible says here: “If you must choose, take a good name rather than great riches:” I am not saying that every good person will have something named after them, but would the life you are living and the difference you are making cause others to think you are worthy of such an honor? By the way, my friends Jimmy Burnsed and Harold Fowler were recently honored in the Richmond Hill area by having the new interchange on the interstate named the Jimmy Burnsed Interchange and the bridge named the Fowler- Burnsed Bridge. Both of these men are true servants who deserve this honor.
Hopefully all of us have the desire to live a life that pleases God and that our name would be respected because we have chosen to serve others.