It’s not your money

Do you believe that the money you earn, your family, your home, and your material things are yours? Most of you believe that wholeheartedly. However, it’s not your money. It’s not your family. It’s not your home. They are not your material things. Everything in this world belongs to God, including you.

The bible clearly teaches us that all things are God’s. Look at the following scriptures and see for yourself.

He [Melchizedek] blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram of God Most High,
possessor of heaven and earth” (Genesis 14:19).

Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have sworn to the Lord God Most High, possessor
of heaven and earth (Genesis 14:22).

Moses said to him [Pharaoh], “As soon as I go out of the city, I will spread out my hands
to the Lord; the thunder will cease, and there will be hail no longer, that you may know
that the earth is the Lord’s” (Exodus 9:29).

Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be
My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine (Exodus 19:5).

Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all
that is in it (Deuteronomy 10:14).

Your, O Lord, is… everything that is in the heavens and the earth… who am I and who are
my people that we should be able to offer as generously as this? For all things come from
You, and from Your hand we have given You. For we are sojourners before You, and
tenants… all this abundance that we have provided to build You a house for Your holy
name, it is from Your hand, and all is Yours (1 Chronicles 29:11,14-16).

Who has given to Me that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is
Mine (Job 41:11).

The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it.(Psalm 24:1).

If I were hungry, I would not tell you; for the whole world is Mine; and all it contains
(Psalm 50:12).

Arise, O God, judge the earth! For it is Thou does possess all the nations (Psalm 82:8).
The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; the world and all it contains, You have
founded them (Psalm 89:11).

In whose hands are the depths of the earth; the peaks of the mountains are His also. The
sea is His, for it was He who made it; and His hands formed the dry land (Psalm 95:4-5).

O Lord, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth if full
of Your possessions (Psalm 104:24).

For the earth is the Lord’s, and everything that is in it (1 Corinthians 10:26).

When you realize that God owns it all, you have a different perspective on life. Are you a good steward of His money? When you die and go to meet God will you hear, “Well done good and faithful servant” or will you hear, “Depart from me you worker of inequity. I never knew you.”?

Personally, I want to hear the first and not the latter. I want to do what is right before God with all that He has entrusted to me. How about you?

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