The Best Thing

Proverbs 22:1

A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, favor is better than silver and gold.


I could buy corporations and capitols islands and nations

even the whole earth

but if I had all this and had a bad reputation then what is the price of a good name’s worth?

if I had an empire under me with endless men to direct

what would it be worth if I didn’t command an ounce of respect?


Have you ever been part of a big celebration?

but there was someone with whom you had a bad reputation

what would you give for that person to go away?

just so things would be so you could enjoy you day


A good name is the best thing you could ever ask for

for people to tip their hats and shake your hand

when they see you at the store

what a blessing what a good thing that would be

to have the respect of any man that you happen to see


That’s what I want though with some I never will

for I’ve permanently tarnished my reputation by all my committed ill

but from this moment may I seek to be honorable

not just for an outward show

and may men shake my hand with no reservation

and show me respect wherever I go