I believe that the Bible is the best money book ever written, and I really want to take some time this week to share a money lesson I have learned from the Word.
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.
There are two distinct parts to this verse. Let’s focus on each part separately.
“A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children”
This is a very challenging statement. It forces us to understand that we are not just supposed to look at the “here & now”, but also to the future. Here are some key things I take from this:
- It’s not all about me
- I’m supposed to bless my children and my grandchildren
- The way I live my life will affect my descendents
- Blessings are generational
“but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous”
What an interesting statement to follow the first portion of the verse with! This part is making an observation that God will bless the righteous and that those who ignore Him and His commands will have their wealth transferred to those who will pursue Him.
Question: If you keep managing money the way you are currently managing it, will you leave an inheritance for your children’s children?