…Shouldn’t we do the same with our Will?
God’s Will is so important that, when giving the Ten Commandments, He put them into writing. Have you followed His example by putting your Will, informed from Biblical principles, into writing too?
Why is it important to have a Biblical Will?
Let’s look at the two alternatives to not having a Biblical Will. Firstly, we can choose to have no Will at all. But, this would leave important stewardship responsibilities, entrusted to us by God, in the hands of the courts. We know from 2 Kings 20:1 that God wants us to have our affairs in order, so this hardly seems like a fitting alternative.
Secondly, we could choose to simply have attorneys draft our Will from an entirely legal viewpoint. But if we really believe that everything we have actually belongs to God and we are simply His stewards, designing our Will from only a legal viewpoint isn’t really a good alternative for Christians either. Consider these Scriptures:
- God wants us to be good stewards – 1 Cor. 4:2
- God wants us to provide for our loved ones – 1 Tim 5:8
- God wants us to give cheerfully to the Lord’s work – 2 Cor. 9:6,7
- God doesn’t want our heirs to get too much too soon – Prov. 20:21
Most of us think of writing our Will as just a legal process, but when you consider that God is the owner of all and we are just His stewards, our perspective should change. We must recognize that the purpose of our Will is to transfer stewardship of all the things that God has entrusted to us. So it’s not only important for us to have a legal Will, but it’s also important to have a Will that is prayerfully designed from a Scriptural perspective.
As we design our Will, we should consider Biblical principles of stewardship when answering important questions such as:
- How do you plan for your spouse, children, parents or grandchildren?
- What does the Bible say about taxes and debt?
- How do you plan for a child who wastes money or is living an ungodly lifestyle?
- Will the amount of inheritance you leave to your children draw them closer to Jesus or push them further away?
- Should you include the Lord’s work in your Will?
- How do you choose the right guardians to raise your minor children if you and your spouse both die?
- What’s the best way to transfer remaining retirement assets when you pass away?
We can help
If you don’t have a Will or if the one you have is insufficient or out of date, we can help. Our complimentary Will and Trust Planning Ministry will fully prepare you from a Biblical perspective to have your Will and Trust drafted by your attorney.
BBI has an excellent, confidential and FREE Will and Trust Planning Program. This Will and Trust Planning Ministry Video System teaches about Wills, Probates, Trusts and more. You’ll learn how to Biblically plan for your spouse, children, church, ministries, etc. These video clips, created by our friends at Planned Giving Ministries, are professional, user friendly and easy to understand. In no time at all, you will be ready to have your Will or Trust drafted, by your attorney, from a Biblical perspective. You simply watch video clips, specific to your family situation, that will help you design your Will or Trust. It’s quick and easy to use, with no registration process and nothing to buy. This is a blessing to you from Bridge Builders International.
And if you have any questions about including BBI in your legacy planning, please give us a call (541-602-6968) or send us an email — we’re happy to help.
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