Taking It With You

Can you take it with you when you die? Certainly, you cannot take money with you when you die, but Anthony Horvath argues in “Convert your temporal money into eternal blessings” that you can take something with you when you die.

While obviously from a mainstream Christian perspective, it isn’t too common I see a decent treatment of the Parable of the Unjust Steward, aka the Parable of the Shrewd Manager. The steward was “unjust”, yet Jesus used him as an example because of his shrewdness.

How well have we, the Body of Christ, used our material possessions in softening the hearts of others?


  1. Truly you can't take it with you. I've heard radio preachers say you don't see U-Haul trailers attached to hearses.

    But you can leave a legacy and witness for others, by remembering the church you attend in your will. It can be a large or small sum, but it surely will be noticed by those who care most about you.

  2. @Richard: Well, leaving a legacy was only part of what Horvath was getting at. However, you DO take relationships with you. His point was that the unjust steward used his position to create relationships, and that was what Jesus was commending.