Proverbs 13: 22 – ‘A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.’
As a wealthy Christian, you may have many goals. Perhaps you desire to secure finances for your future or maybe you want to give to as many charities as possible. Have you considered your relatives? Children, nieces and nephews or maybe siblings?
The Bible states that a good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children. That is, his grand children. As wealthy Christians, we should be planning to provide for our children and their children! Why? Why not? If we have been blessed with an abundance, it makes sense to ensure that some of this is used to bless our children and their future children.
You may like to set up a bank account for them, some sort of fund or perhaps even purchase a home for them or provide a substantial deposit toward a home. It is important when providing for our children that we don’t leave them with a debt they cannot manage in our attempt to be generous. For example, you purchase them a house that has large repayments that they cannot afford once you are no longer able to support them.
In providing an inheritance for our children and their children, we need to be wise about what we provide. An incredible inheritance can also be to teach them about being wise with money, investing and saving. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a financial sum.
The Sinner’s Wealth
Note the second half of this verse is about the sinner’s wealth. God is acknowledging that the sinner can be wealthy. However, this wealth is accumulated and eventually will fall into the hands of God’s righteous children. What a wonderful thing! Do not however sit around, waiting for this to be provided to you. Instead, work to be one of those wealthy Christians who acquires wealth with the skills and knowledge God has blessed them with. Then teach your children to do likewise.
Wealth tip – seek out resources that you can acquire for free with a little patience and research. There are many online books that can be downloaded or local libraries that have a wealth of information you don’t need to pay to access.
- Free Faith Resource – The Bible (Free Download)