10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.s12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
The expression goes that “possession is nine-tenths of the law”, and when it comes to stewardship understanding who really owns the things we possess is really foundational to understanding the way God views us. Today we are looking at 2 different passages in Psalms that help us to understand this.
In Psalm 50:10-12 God declares that everything is his. There is nothing you and I have ever seen or imagined that ultimately does not belong to God. We can put our name on it, sign contracts, deeds and make deals, but ultimately the things we have do not belong to us. We will die, and someone else gets it.
Psalm 100:3 speaks to this same idea from the context of God has Creator. God created us. He is self-sufficient and dependent on nothing and no one else for His existence. We on the other hand are totally dependent on Him for literally everything we have. Like the sheep that depend on the land of the shepherd for sustenance, we are completely dependent on God for the things that sustain us.
The most natural reaction to those of us who believe this truth is to be thankful for what we have. God does not owe us anything. What we have is a gracious gift from Him, and we should be thankful to Him for it.