“Cush became the father of Nimrod; he was the first on earth to become a mighty warrior. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, ‘Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD.’ The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, and Accad, all of them in the land of Shinar.”
Bible teacher Mark Roberts got me thinking about this passage from Genesis 10. And I started to wonder: “How do people describe me to others?”
“This person is like Don,__________________.”
Of course, I know what I’d like people to say:
“A great husband for Jennifer.”
“A really terrific dad.”
“A good communicator of God’s word.”
“A loving pastor.”
“An excellent listener.”
“Always prodding, wanting to know what makes people tick.”
Now that’s what I want people to say. But what do they in fact say when I’m not around?
I think of the Proverb that says, “A good name is more desirable than riches, to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” (Proverbs 22:1)
… Nimrod was known as a mighty hunter before the Lord? People around me do get somewhat of a picture of my heart from my words and actions. Maybe more than I’d like. But God sees everything about me. How does he characterize me? How am I known before the Lord?