This week the topic in one of our Spirituality Group was “identity” and how this relates to “character and reputation”.
The thing about reputation is that it doesn’t depend on us… is solely on what others read/perceive in us.
The prophet Zechariah tells us about the reputation one city would have among the others:
“Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, ‘The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God.’”
Zechariah 12:5 NIV
The people around us might or might not know about God much, but they know about you and me. They might or might not voice it out, but in their hearts they’ll say things like:
- x amount of time in sobriety!
- Look at their family
- Look at how he/she treats others
- Look at their relationship
- Look how they treat their parents
- Look how content they are
At this is their bonafide hint that there’s a God.
People might or might not know of God, but they know about you and me.