1 Chronicles 29:11 Everything Belongs To God

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Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. 1 Chronicles 29:11 

Ownership of something is desired of most people. They want to own something. People want things to be theirs and not anyone else’s.

This type of desire starts as a young child wanting a toy to be his own and not anyone else’s. He will often refuse to share it, because it is his. As a teen-ager, the boy then wants a car of his own, because everyone else has their own car. He desires to get around on his own and not have to rely on parents or friends. Adults desire an unlimited group of things that they want for their own.

Having ownership of something means that one is in control of it, it is his.

As David was getting ready to die, he gave God some praise. He realized who God is and how great he is. As David saw that, he also realized that everything in heaven and on earth belongs to God.

Understanding that God owns everything can help the believer. It starts off with helping when he loses something. People lose things all the time, and it is not just misplacement here, it is the item is taken away for some reason. Positions come and go, but God is the one with power and position. Knowing that God owns everything helps the believer know that the item was not his anyways.

Along with that, it helps the believer when he is in need of something. God owns everything that a person needs and can provide it as needed. God is a generous God and desires to give His people good things, both physical and non-physical things. Anything that is needed, He is more than willing to supply. One just needs to trust Him for it.

You may be struggling in the area of things. There are things that you have lost and there are things that you need. Instead of focusing on what you lost or need, focus on God. Give Him praise for everything He has already blessed you with.

Realize that those things were and are not yours anyways. Everything belongs to God, whether it is physical or non-physical things.

Give God praise today because He owns everything. Then trust Him for your needs.

I pray today that you will know who God is; that you will give God praise for what He has given you; that you will trust God in what He takes from you; and that you will see God’s hand of provision in your life for all of your needs. 

 

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Psalm 24:1 You Really Don’t Own It

The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; Psalm 24:1

Accumulation of things is a common activity of most people. The majority of people any place in this world, want to have more than what they currently have. They want more or they want something bigger and better. Or they want to be able to keep up with their neighbors.

People do not want to feel like they are left out when it comes to having something. Advertisements tell everyone that they must have that item or they will not really be living.

Once people get the item, they want to show it off to everyone. They want to be seen with that new item as though it is their own item.

The reality is that even though in the eyes of the world, a person does own some given item, God is the one who truly owns it. God is the one who made this world and everything in it.

God has given man the ability to take the things He made in this world, manipulate it to make it into something different. He has given man the ability to take a tree, that He made and owns, cut it down and reshape it into a chair. So even the ability to make something is not a person’s alone, it is God-given, so it is also God-owned.

Keep this in mind as you use or purchase things in this world. Also keep it in mind when an item breaks down or is taken from you. You are not the real owner of that item. God is the one who owns it all.

Not only does God own the items, He also owns you. When Jesus died on the cross and rose again, He purchased from the world. He paid the price to have and own you.

Everything that happens to you is in God’s control and concern. Do not worry about your life and things that you have. It is God’s to deal with. Follow God and trust Him in what happens in your life and what you have in your life. Use what you have and are for His service and glory. You really don’t own it anyway.

I pray today that you will know what God has blessed you with; that you will know that God owns everything; that you will allow God to have control of  your life and things; and that you will use what you have been given for God’s glory.