No legacy is so rich as honesty. (William Shakespeare)

Financial advisors tell us that we need to plan not only for our future, but for the future of our children and heirs. What kind of legacy will we leave them? They’re usually thinking of wills, trusts, and estate-planning—all of which are important, of course. Shakespeare recognized what is even more important. What will our heirs inherit from us that will last longer than riches?

Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. (1 Peter 1:3-4)