Warren Buffett has publicly referred to Charlie Munger as his partner at Berkshire Hathaway. Like Buffett, Munger is busy giving away much of his fortune to help various institutions and organizations do the work they do. In a recent discussion with the local newspaper here in Omaha, Munger said something incredibly profound. In fact, his comment is right in line with a principle we find throughout the Bible.
In reference to all the money he is giving away, this 89-year-old man stated, "I won't need it where I'm going."
Those 7 words speak volumes not only for Charlie, but for each of us. Munger and Buffett often share tidbits of financial knowledge, but this one was especially insightful and direct.
It reminds me of Christ's words: "What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?" (Matthew 16:26) 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, (see Romans 3:9-31) or his soul is as naked as his body and therefore lost.