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Building a Bigger Kingdom, Not Bigger Barns

By Dan Celia for CNS News

We can’t take our money with us, but we can see others come to faith in Christ through what the Lord provides.

For many years on the radio, I have talked about the importance of taking a biblical approach to estate planning. For over 30 years, as I have helped many plan and grow their finances, I have come to understand how essential it is to provide a detailed road map for how and when our assets should be allocated both before and after the Lord decides to call us home.

Even after we have carefully made these important financial decisions, we should be prepared to constantly update our wills and estate plans. With ever-changing tax laws, we must think long-term—and think ahead.

The biblical approach to estate planning is centered on God’s desire for us to plan carefully. As a matter of fact, Proverbs 15:22 clearly states that without counsel and without plans, they (plans, that is) will “quickly go away …” They’ll go awry. “… but in the multitude of counselors they are established.” Scripture also tells us that it is “the foolish man who does not plan wisely.” To plan wisely and prudently, we need to seek out wise counsel. Continue reading…