Warren Buffet’s partner said he won’t need his billions of dollars where he’s going next, according to an article today, Sunday, June 30 in the Christian Post. Charlie Munger, 89, is not as well known as his partner Buffett, but he said in a recent interview in Omaha, Neb. that he knows he won’t be taking his billions with him into eternity, according to the article written by Dan Dalzell.
Munger, who recently sat down for an interview with an Omaha newspaper, said, “There is nothing as insignificant as an extra $2 billion to an old man.”
Dalzell recounts that Munger’s comments remind him of the famous verse at Matthew 16:26 which reads, “What good will it do a man if he gains the world, yet forfeits his soul?”
Munger, who is a partner at Berkshire-Hathaway, explained during the interview why he was busy giving away money to help institutions and organizations.
Munger further said, “After all, I’m not immortal.”
Dalzell responded to that, “But we are immortal. We will all go to one of two places.”
Dalzell, who is active in his church in Oregon, said he’s heard many senior citizens say, “I feel like I’m still 25. That’s because our souls are not old. While our bodies obviously age, our souls will exist through eternity. Our souls don’t get old in that sense.”
Dalzell further wrote that even though men like Buffett and Munger are incredibly wealthy in this world, their fortunes will not buy them a ticket to heaven.
“Even the richest man in the world leaves this earth naked, just like he entered it. And either his soul is covered in the righteousness of Christ through faith in the Lord or his soul is naked as his body and therefore lost,” Delzell said, referring to Romans 3:9-31.
Isn’t one’s destination in eternity the BIG question for this generation and all generations before us? We are often distracted by the news media’s coverage of the journey of Edward Snowden, the trial of Jodi Arias and whether or not the U.S. will ever be able to balance the budget.
It’s up to individuals to answer the really big question everyone faces at some point in their earthly existence.
Dalzell says, “It doesn’t matter at the end of our lives whether our bank accounts have $2 billion or a measley $2 in them.”
He also reminds us that life is short by pointing at James 4:4 which says, “You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
Alexander the Great conquered the known world at age 31 and died shortly thereafter.
The big question will be answered by us all at some point in our lives, even though we don’t know when the last day will come. If we don’t make it, it will be made for us.
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