Our team at The Brennan Law Firm strives for excellence in all that we do, as Christ commands us to do (Colossians 3:23), from responding to our clients' inquiries promptly to listening to our clients and thinking creatively, skillfully, and Biblically about how to reach our clients' goals. We strive to demonstrate Christian servanthood as we guide our clients through the estate planning process. We would never want to reduce our Christianity to a selling point, but we are not ashamed of the Gospel and wish to be faithful witnesses of the good news of Jesus Christ.
Biblical Stewardship: Estate Planning for the Christian
Christians have a special responsibility to take good care of what they own because of the principle of Biblical “stewardship.” What exactly is stewardship, and why does it affect your estate plan?
God's first commandment to mankind (the Dominion Mandate) provides the template for what is expected of Christians: that they should “[b]e fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it” (Genesis 1:28, [English Standard Version]). This means that it is good for Christians to start families and own land, and to seek the prosperity of both. However, we need not be overly anxious about what we own and how profitable it will be, for Jesus assures us that God watches over us and takes care of us at all times (see Matthew 6:25-34).
So how might a Christian's estate plan differ from an unbeliever's?