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Biblical Stewardship Resource Library

Ecclesiastes 7:11-12

THE OUTWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Transferring Your Stewardship to Heirs

Wisdom along with an inheritance is good and an advantage to those who see the sun. For wisdom is protection just as money is protection.

Solomon gives us two important components to successfully passing an inheritance on to our heirs. In Ecclesiastes 7:11-12 he says, “Wisdom along with an inheritance is good and an advantage to those who see the sun. For wisdom is protection just as money is protection (NASB).” He tells us if we are going to leave our heirs an inheritance, leave them the wisdom to know what to do with it. It is fine to leave a child wisdom without a financial inheritance. In fact, if you leave them wisdom, they may not even need a financial inheritance. But do not leave them an inheritance without the wisdom to know what to do with it or you may in doing so end up harming the very people you love the most. Think about it.