A Good Reputation
by Tim Greenwood

The following are scriptures which talk about righteousness, which may be better translated as: "a good reputation."

Empowered are those that hunger and thirst for a good reputation for they will be fed to the full. (Matthew 5:6 TGV)

Empowered are they who are persecuted for having a good reputation: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10 TGV)

Unless your reputation is better than the reputation of the scribes and Pharisees, there's no way that you can be a citizen of the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:20 TGV)

First, you should seek the kingdom of God, and his good reputation; and then all these things: food, drink, clothes - shall be an added benefit. (Matthew 6:33 TGV)

He that receives a man of good reputation as a duly authorized agent of a second man of good reputation shall receive the second man's reward. Like a preacher representing Jesus. (Matthew 10:41 TGV)

Jesus to a Pharisee, You may have conned men into believing you are a man of good reputation, but inside you know that you are just another hypocrite operating in bad faith. (Matthew 23:27 TGV)

Jesus said, I didn't come, this time, to reward those with a good reputation, I came this time to offer a way for those in breach to turn around and change. (Matthew 9:13 TGV)

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge with reputable judgement. (John 7:24 TGV)

He has appointed a day, in which Jesus will judge the world according to their reputations. (Acts 17:31 TGV)

For part of the good news of Jesus includes the flawless reputation of God revealed from one fulfilled good faith contract to the next fulfilled good faith contract: as it is written, Those that come to have a good reputation are those that live a lifestyle of good faith. (Romans 1:17 TGV)

Never allow yourself to become unequally bound by any contractual relationships with those that operate in bad faith: for one with a good reputation has no more in common with the unreputable any more than light has partnership with darkness. (2 Corinthians 6:14 TGV)

Put on the new man, which, in the likeness of God, has been created with a brand new and undefiled reputation. (Ephesians 4:24 TGV)