All these people earned a good reputation because of their faith, yet none of them received all that God had promised. For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us.Hebrews 11:39-40
A Good Reputation
How do people gain a good reputation? What amount of good do they have to do to be considered good? Who considers them good? The men and women of faith in Hebrews 11 gained their good reputation because of their faith. Their faith determined how good they were, not their words or actions, but their faith alone. They did not even receive all God had planned because it was not yet time. He had even more in mind planned for us.
Take some time today to pray and ask God to increase your faith. Then and only then will you be a person with the “good reputation” that the Bible talks about here.
A Prayer to Remember
May I gain a good reputation so that others will see you in me. May my faith lead them to you. Amen.