It All Belongs to God!
Posted: January 18, 2017
Money is a funny thing. It can bring out the very best in people, and it can also bring out the very worst in people. As Christians, we are called to be different in how we view and handle our money.
The most important principle to maintain as a believer is to realize and acknowledge that you don’t own anything.
That’s right. Let that sink in. You don't own anything.
I can hear you now saying, “But that paycheck has my name on it! And that house title has my name on it! And that car title has my name on it! So what do you mean I don’t own anything?”
Let me remind you that it is only because of God that you have life, a brain, and a healthy body to be able to work, make money and have your home, your car, and everything you put inside your home and your car.
When we shift your perspective to realize that it is only through God that you even have life, it helps us understand that we are simply stewards of all that God has given us; not just our life, but also our time, our talents and our money. It all belongs to God!
Since it all belongs to God anyway, we can then better understand the tithe as returning to the Lord the first and best of what he’s already given to us.
So today, let me challenge you to shift your perspective and thank God for all that he’s given you, acknowledging that everything you have is because of him.
[The Lord, speaking to Job] “Who has given me anything that I need to pay back? Everything under heaven is mine.”
- Job 41:11 NLT
Lord, thank you for helping me realize that everything I have comes from You. Forgive me for thinking any of it was my own. Help me to see money through your eyes. In Jesus' name, amen.