Becoming Famous

“And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. This is that Dathan and Abiram, which were famous in the congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they strove against the LORD:” Numbers 26:9

This morning, the above verse reminded me of yesterday’s post – “Our Reputation”. Dathan and Abiram were famous among the Israelites…but…the reason for their fame was certainly not one that I would desire.

Although, as Christians, our goal in life should not be fame, we should always consider it as a possibility. At any moment, God may choose to make our name known to others. Because of this, we should always consider each and every choice we make:

“Is this what I desire to be known as?”

By making this choice, will my name be associated with “wise” or “foolish”?

By reacting in this manner, will my name be associated with “prayer warrior” or “worrier”?

Yesterday, the girls and I talked about the following verse in Proverbs:

“Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.” Proverbs 25:19 

By doing this, will I be remembered as “faithful” or “unreliable”?

And the list could go on and on. This morning, if God would choose to make our name known among others, for what would we be famous? Ahh…may our continual desire be that our lives bring honor and glory to God!

“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,” Ephesians 5:15 

“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.” Proverbs 22:1

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