True discernment means distinguishing the primary from the secondary, the essential from the indifferent, and the permanent from the transient. (Sinclair Ferguson, author and preacher)
Many people today would not remember Sears and Roebuck catalogs. Most products were listed by categories: good, better, and best. The choice was up to the buyer. There’s a lot in life like that. We can settle for something that’s good, passing over options that are better. Our choices should always be for the very best we can be or do.
Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold. (Proverbs 22:1)