It’s true. I have bought a lot of things over the years. Some things were small items but I have made a number of significant purchases like the wedding ring for my beautiful wife, Natalie. Other shiny things worth mentioning include golf clubs, tools, kitchen gadgets, cars, iPhones and other electronic devices.
You may likely have a similar list. You may have thought that what you bought belonged to you and to you alone. However, in reality, God really owns it all.
Does God really own it all?
What about the home you live in, the car/truck you drive to church, the clothes you wear each day, the funds in your chequing/savings account and in your RRSP?
Yes, God owns it all, indeed.
We are simply stewards for all that God has richly blessed us with. God also owns every asset we have – including our bank accounts and our retirement savings. God is the owner. We are the stewards.
This key biblical perspective of God’s ownership and our stewardship has profound eternal impact for the good of the Kingdom. By definition, a steward is someone who manages the possessions of the owner, on his behalf. If 100 per cent of my possessions and resources including my bank account belong to God, and I am God’s steward, it impacts every decision I make.
Throughout the bible, it is clear that God is the owner of everything.
“The earth is The Lords, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” Psalm 24:1
“The silver is mine and the gold is mine, declares The Lord Almighty. “ Haggai 2:18
As a steward of God, we need to seek His wisdom: “Lord, how can I further your Kingdom with the money and possessions you have entrusted to me?”
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