King Solomon: Riches Better Than A Good Name

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Riches are better than a good name. Riches affords comforts, connections, prestige and access. Riches is the failsafe for the shortcomings of one’s reputation. Reputable, broke folks are not the movers and shakers of the world that rich folks are whether they are notorious or esteemed. Paul was esteemed but he was broke, Elijah was esteemed but he was broke, but Solomon on the other hand experienced both honor and disrepute but enjoyed freedoms and access due to his abundant stash, rides and bling which led to women, a humongous posy and an enormous crib. Good evening. What is a name? According to the Merriam Webster’s Intermediate Dictionary, a name is appearance as opposed to fact, a descriptive, often insulting word or phrase and…show more content…
According to 1 Kings 10:23, King Solomon was a man who people would always talk about and people would always travel to see what he was saying. The bible says: ‘King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth. The whole world sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart.’ The main thing that lured these people to King Solomon was his money. Although he was very wise, there are plenty other wise men in the bible but some of them were broke so not much people would travel to listen to them speak. Solomon had both a good name and riches and he was greatly respected but even when he lost his good reputation, he was still rich and people still followed him and he still married who he wanted to marry Lets take Elijah and Elisha for example. These two were so wise! But, they were really broke. They had a very good name mind you but, no money. This caused people to look at them and turn up their nose and not much people had respect for them because they were poor. Even the children use to mock them! In 2 Kings 2:23, we see the children being disrespectful to Elisha. The verse reads: ‘some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. "Go on up, you baldhead!" they said. "Go on up, you baldhead!"’ Here we see that riches are better than a good name because yet again, the wealthy ones are respected more. Those who refute my point may say that it takes too
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