December 4 | Psalm 50:10
“For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine. “If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and its fullness are mine. Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats? Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High,” (Psalm 50:10–14, ESV)
Our culture tells us that if we paid for it we own it. Or if it was given to us we own it. We window shop, making plans to own things. We have laws that protect our right to do almost anything we wish on land we own.
But ownership in the Bible is a whole different ball of wax. You don’t own anything even if you paid money for it. Everything belongs to the Lord. Not because He bought it. Because He created everything it belongs to Him.
Even you don’t own yourself. Every Christian has been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, bought back from sin and death. The devil lays claim to the unbelieving. But God owns them because He created them. God has placed His image on all of us.
But God entrusts what He owns to you. You become a steward of what God has. He expects you to steward it wisely based on His principles. What a great thought, that God allows you to steward His things!
Action Step: Ask the Lord to make you a good steward of His possessions. Scour the Scriptures to discover God’s principles on how to steward all He entrusts to you.
Jesus, thank You for trusting me with Your possessions. I want to be a good steward of all You have provided for me. Show me the best ways to glorify You with everything You have entrusted into my care.