Psalm 24:1-2 (NASB)
The earth is the LORD’S, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it.
For He has founded it upon the seas. And established it up the rivers.
Have you ever stopped to think that God owns everything? He created everything and it is His to do with as He pleases. He laid the foundation of the earth. He created mankind and owns us. We are His possession. He can do with us whatever He pleases. God is sovereign. He is universally supreme.
If He owns everything then He is in charge of everything. When we allow God to be in charge of our lives He blesses us. When we try to run our lives ourselves then we are actually going against God and are in rebellion. We will not be blessed.
When we become successful in the work place and make a good living it is only due to God allowing us to do so. The money we make is actually His. Do we spend it in a way that is pleasing to Him? Whatever we have comes from His hand to ours. Our homes, food, clothing, friends, family come from God. We can’t think of anything that He isn’t ultimately responsible for giving us.
I know everyone doesn’t think this way. A lot of people think they are responsible for their own success. They think they have worked hard and earned what they have. It may be true that they worked hard, but God is the one who allowed it to happen.
For every beast of the forest is Mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.
I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine.
When we look at the beauty in this earth; the birds, flowers, sunsets, sun rises, oceans, lakes, stars on a dark night, we can see the results of God’s handiwork. He made all that, and it is His. He shares it with us to enjoy and we can be grateful and in awe at what He has done. Man certainly could not have made these beautiful things. God is possessive of His creation.