Christians, this is where we get real value, this is where we get something to "take away" and hold on too.
One very successful brother said to me: "all I have is my name." He understands that the precious value of his good name far exceeds his material wealth.
Guess what is connected to a good name? God's favor (God's smile upon us, God's special smiling touch upon us) comes with a good name.
The obvious does not need to be described in this passage. Reverence before God where we show respect for God through our living obedience to God will naturally give us a good name and bring God's special smiling touch upon us.
Here is this timeless principle in Prov. 22:1:
A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.
Watch how you treat your name today. After all you are God's child. They may not like your Bible based values, but they will recognize your good name and God's favor upon you.
Pastor B Kennedy (MZO)