“Your reputation precedes you!” It was a futile attempt to find the origin and author of this quote with poignant truth, nonetheless is truth and has a Biblical basis.

Philemon 1:5  “hearing of your love and faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints”.

Philemon’s reputation preceded him, one that was characterized by three essential qualities that ought to be personified in my life.  Love, not based on performance from a pure heart.  Faith in God that translated into faith in people, as we read the purpose of Paul’s writing.  He was possessed with a passion to model these before other saints, discipling others to follow Christ.

What is our “preceding reputation”?  May we have such that will attract others to the King and His Kingdom.