"By it [faith] the people of old attained a good report”
In 458 B.C., back in ancient
A good reputation is a wonderful thing. It is hard to achieve but easy to lose. Such a reputation is more valuable than silver or gold, but not all take a wise course to achieve it. In fact, in order to achieve a good reputation we must focus on something else entirely; namely, our character. The quality of a Christian’s character is determined by the quality of his or her faith. In the eyes of God faithlessness is despised, but faithfulness is blessed and praised.
Be more concerned with the quality of your faith than the quality of your reputation.