Proverbs 10:7 (ESV)

7 The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.

Names such as those of Herod, Judas, and Hitler have indeed rotted in history. On the other hand, the godly people of the Bible and in our own family histories will continue to be cherished in our memories. Their lives still bring blessing to us. This is true above all of Jesus Christ. “May his name endure forever; his fame continue as long as the sun. May people be blessed in him, all nations call him blessed” (Psalm 72:17).