Bible In One Year-Day 201 (Saturday, July 20, 2013)
Commentary: Proverbs22-24. The commentary in these chapters centers on a good name.
Proverbs 22:1 “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.”
The character a man exhibits makes the name good or bad. In the Bible, we could see many names with wonderful meanings but the character bearing the names is very bad which made people to renounce the name. When somebody’s attitude is admirable, people want to identify with such. They want to bear the name. Same thing goes for what they use. For instance, if such wears a particular type of cap, people call the cap by the name of that famous person. A times, they make such famous person to sign contracts of using the image of the person for adverts. Here the bible made us understand that good name is better than riches. When you start running after money, what is behind your mind goes beyond feeding yourself, but to buy good name in doing one thing or the other. In essence, we run after riches to buy good name. But the bible tells us that the good name is better than riches. To get a good name, you must fear God and run from evil. The fear of God makes you to be honest and want to serve humanity with the whole of your heart.
Proverbs 22:4 “By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.”
There are rules the renowned people of the past existed under, this is called the ancient landmark; such as humility, honesty, love, tolerance and the fear of God, we should not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:28 “Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.”
Children are being corrected because of good name.
Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Proverbs25-27. Keep the fire burning and alive.
Proverbs 23:10-11 “Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless: For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.”
Pastor Supo Abayode
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries