Your Best Legacy

A good name is more
desirable than great riches.
        —Proverbs 22:1

Charles Ponzi’s fraudulent investment ploy became known as a “Ponzi scheme.” Investor money snowballed on Ponzi’s promise of a 100 percent profit within ninety days. He used money from new investors to pay previous ones. When the ruse collapsed, victims lost $20 million ($266 million in today’s dollars). Ponzi spent three years in prison and subsequently was deported to his native Italy, where he died penniless at age sixty-six.

Bernie Madoff pulled off the biggest Ponzi scheme in history, a $64.8 billion fraud. Arrested in 2008, Madoff is serving a 150-year prison sentence.

“He who takes crooked paths will be found out” (Prv 10:9).

“The name of the wicked will rot” (Prv 10:7).

“A good name is more desirable than great riches” (Prv 22:1).

You will leave a legacy. Let an honorable name top the list.

Life is temporary.
Legacy is timeless.

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