Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:3
Over the years many books have been written about the power that a person has within himself. Since the beginning of Adam’s fall in the garden of Eden, mankind believes that they can do anything. They feel that man is in control of himself.
All over the world there is talk of self-made millionaires, people who have become millionaires by their own hard work. While they may have worked very hard, they have not done everything on their own. There were other people who worked for them and did a lot of the work, making them into the millionaire they became.
The world likes to think that self is in absolute control and no one is over them, they do not belong to anyone.
The real truth is that every person on this earth was created by God. He is the one who created everyone and everything. Since this is the case, no one really belongs to himself or is the one in control.
With this verse the author starts out saying that you must know that the Lord is God. He is the one who created you and made you into who you are today.
All those good things or blessings you have received over the years, they came from God. All those challenging trials that you have gone through, were from God in order to make you who you are today.
Since God has done all of this in you and for you, you belong to Him. You are not in control of your own life anymore.
While the world may think of this a slavery and bad, it is a good thing to belong to the Lord. If a person was a child of a billionaire, he would be in comfort knowing that his father had all the money needed.
You as a child of God, have all that is needed, not just money. God owns it all and is in control of it all. Who better than God to belong to?
Shout for joy today because you belong to God. Give Him praise because you are one of His people in His household.
I pray today that you will know Jesus more and more; that you will allow yourself to belong to God; that you will be His child; and that you will find joy in belonging to God.