“A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for [the hands of] the righteous.” Proverbs 13:22 AMP
Something very odd keeps coming up. I’ve noticed that many parents seem to be confused about how they should deal with money and their children. I have noticed many parents who do not see anything wrong with either taking their children’s money or failing to leave assets to their children. I find it strange because it seems that common sense tells us that we are to take care of our children not the other way around. And if not common sense than at least parental instinct should kick in! Unfortunately, that mindset does not seem to be the case for everyone, although it should be. So I thought it would be a good topic to discuss, so let’s chat about Leaving an Inheritance for Your Children.
The Bible clearly tells us in Proverbs 13:22 that “Good people leave an inheritance for their children, and wicked people store up wealth for the righteous.”
That scripture really says it all. Obviously we should always consider our children, our grandchildren and all of the generations to come after us when we are working to gain wealth. Of course we too want to enjoy some of the money that we work so hard to obtain but we know that we should also always look to be a blessing to others. Our children and their offspring should definitely be at the top of our priority list of people to bless! Even wicked hearted people know to be good to their own children!
“Do any of you have a son? If he asked for bread, would you give him a rock? Or if he asked for a fish, would you give him a snake? Of course not! You people are so bad, but you still know how to give good things to your children. So surely your heavenly Father will give good things to those who ask him. Matthew 7:9 ERV
So what exactly is an inheritance? An inheritance is simply something that is passed from one generation to the next. It is a cycle of building and giving. As parents we work to build wealth, assets, knowledge, businesses, wisdom, etc. Then we pass those things down to our children and so on. If we follow that cycle our families will always be blessed and we ourselves will always be positioned to be a blessing. The actor Paul Newman is an exceptional example of this. Paul Newman was a well-known actor, racecar driver, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He was exceptionally gifted and talented and he achieved much success in all of these areas. But what he is most known for is the legacy he left not only for his own children and grandchildren, but also for people in need all over the world. Paul Newman started his own charitable foundations and has given away hundreds of billions of dollars to the hungry and to those who needed fresh, clean water in their communities. Now if that’s not giving and leaving an inheritance, I don’t know what is! We can all learn from Paul Newman in how to be a blessing to others with our lives!
So my question for you is how do you plan to leave your inheritance for your beautiful children? Have you taken the time to sit down and plan out your goals in obtaining wealth? And how do you plan to be a blessing to others with that wealth, not just for your own family, but for others as well? This is something that we all should consider and commit to achieving while we’re still have the chance to. Let’s find ways to help our family line continue to grow and succeed so that we can also teach them how to help others to do the same! Becoming blessed to be a blessing and to teach others to be a blessing. Consistently passing down all that God has given to us, so that his love and light can be spread across the world, through each of us. Thank you for taking some time to read with me today. Until our next chat, be blessed.
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