Everything Is The Lord’s

Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:  For the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.

I Corinthians 10:25-26

The thought of verse 26 struck me today : “… the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.”  Everything ultimately belongs to Him.  Everything is His.  As humans, we like to try to divide everything into categories like “mines, yours, theirs, etc.  But everything that is mine is the Lord’s.  Everything that is yours is the Lord’s.  Everything, no matter who we might think “owns” it, belongs to the Lord.  It is all His.

What are we going to do with that information?  We should use it to understand that God can answer our prayers and meet our  needs.  If we have a bill that needs paid or a need that needs met, God is well able to meet it.  He owns everything.

We can also use it to lessen our attachment to things.  Yes, we all like to have things.  We all like to buy things, even things that we really don’t need.  But when we think that all of those things are ultimately the Lord’s things, they might not have as powerful of a hold on us as they do.  He will give us what we need and make sure that we have it when we need it.  We don’t have to scratch and scrape and claw our way to getting as many things and as much stuff as humanely possible.

We can also use it to give ourselves great contentment.  It makes life a little easier when you know the person who is in charge.  When you know that everything is owned by your Father, it makes things much, much simpler.  What a wonderful Saviour!


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