Estate Distribution: Is Your Plan in Order?

Estate distribution, as used in this article, is a reference to giving your assets to those to whom you desire after your death. Below you will find several helpful scriptures, tips, and a link on this subject matter.

Notice in Psalms 24:1 that we are reminded that the whole world belongs to God. We are simply stewards of that which is owned by Him. Luke 19:12-27 teaches that, if we are profitable stewards then God will bless us. However, if we are not profitable, we are subject to punishment.

Hebrews 9:27 teaches that all of us must die one day. One day we will be finished with striving to be profitable down here. Proverbs 13:22 supports the idea that when we die, we should strive to leave an inheritance for our grandchildren.

I would add the importance of leaving money for your church, so ministry can go on, in your memory and because of your benevolence. In order for this to happen, diligence must be given to estate planning.

Here are three practical tips for all of us.

1. Study the issues related to distributing your resources. Become familiar with terms like joint tenancy with rights of survivorship, wills, trusts, beneficiary designations, power of attorney, living wills, durable medical power of attorney, probate court, and the like. Click here for a great articles on the subject.

2. Secure good advice. Find a good advisor. Ask friends for referrals, study the internet, and interview candidates for education and experience. These matters are so important that you would rather spend a few dollars and make sure you have it right than to try to save a few dollars and discover that your resources are still not being passed out as as you would like.

3. Let's get our houses in order as soon as possible. James 4:17 teaches about the sinfulness of procrastination. You may be reading this article with a mind to plan out your estate one day. What I am saying you, "yes" you (smile), is that today may be the last day that you get. Do it now!

In summary, the Bible teaches us to be profitable stewards who give diligence wise estate distribution. We should speed up our efforts to learn about and put in order our estate plans.

Click here to purchase a highly recommended package on "Christian Financial Freedom" or see the review article below.

550781: The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness, Third EditionThe Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness, Third Edition
By Dave Ramsey / Thomas Nelson

Is your "owe" starting to show? Shrink your waste line, bulk up your bank balance, and get into financial shape with money expert Ramsey's comprehensive and simple plan for debt-free living. You'll be fiscally fit in no time! This revised edition of the bestseller features all-new success stories and Dave's answers to his critics. Hardcover; A Focus on the Family Recommendation.

2437389: Personal FinancesPersonal Finances
By Larry Burkett / Moody Publishers

To build a sturdy house, your builder needs a blueprint. Without it, the house might collapse. To find your way on a journey, you need a map. Without it, you might get lost. To manage your finances correctly, you need a budget. Respected Christian financial expert Larry Burkett used God's Word to show how using a budget will develop a plan of good stewardship. He not only explains the process of creating a budget, he also points out the practical aspects of living on one.

603660: Family Money Management God"s WayFamily Money Management God's Way
By Mahlon Hetrick / Barbour Publishing

Worried about money? Take control of your personal finances with Family Money Management God's Way - a practical, easy-to-use guide for anyone seeking financial freedom. This useful guide offers a clear vision of the benefits of financial freedom, and practical thoughts for attaining that goal. With step-by-step instructions on tracking and controlling spending, creating a budget, and getting out of debt, Family Money Management God's Way includes all the worksheets you'll need, perforated and reproducible. It's a powerful tool to help you bust free from debt and start living abundantly.

Please click here to let us know, if this has been quality and helpful information for you (i.e., make sure you let us know the name of the article). Feel free to share your questions and comments about the article as well.

Christian Financial Freedom: A Review Article Worth Your Time

From Estate Distribution to Christian Finances

From Estate Distribution to Home