This week I would like to take a look at ownership. God has given us many physical possessions. He has been very generous to each of us. Most of us have cars, homes, food, personal possessions that we use every day. We may not have everything we want, but we have everything we need. We are surely Blessed.
Let’s take a look at the concept of ownership. It has been deeply ingrained in us by our modern society since we were children. From our homes to our possessions, we tend to view everything we have as our personal property. You know the saying “the more the better” or “who dies with the most toys win.” But… Do we really own it?
Let’s take a moment to look at the concept of “On Loan from God.” According to this belief, everything we have is not really ours to begin with, but rather it is on loan from God.
On Loan from God is based on the idea that God created everything in this world, and therefore, he is the ultimate owner of everything. We are merely temporary custodians of the things that we possess. In other words, we have been entrusted with these things for a limited time, and we are expected to take good care of them and use them for good purposes.
The “On Loan from God” concept has deep roots in Christianity. In the Bible, for example, the psalmist writes, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (Psalm 24:1). This verse emphasizes that everything we have, from the air we breathe to the land we live on, ultimately belongs to God.
Understanding that everything is on loan from God has significant implications for our attitudes towards material possessions. If we truly believe that everything, we have is a gift from God, we are less likely to take these things for granted or to become too attached to them. Instead, we are more likely to use them for good purposes and to share them with others.
Furthermore, this concept can help us to put our own lives into perspective. It reminds us that we are only temporary inhabitants of this world and that we will eventually leave everything behind. This realization can help us to focus on the things that truly matter, such as building a strong relationship with God and making a positive impact on the world around us by spreading His love.
In addition, the “On Loan from God” concept can also help us to develop a sense of gratitude for the things we have. When we realize that everything is a gift from God, we are more likely to appreciate these gifts and to thank God for them. This attitude of gratitude can help us to find joy and contentment in our lives, even when we are facing difficult circumstances.
Finally, this concept can help us to become better stewards of the world around us. If we believe that God created everything, we are more likely to care for the natural world and to work to protect it.
In conclusion, the “On Loan from God” concept is a powerful reminder of our place in the world and our responsibilities as custodians of the things we possess. It helps us to develop a sense of gratitude, perspective, and purpose. By remembering that everything we have is ultimately on loan from God, we can live more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
When we understand that God has loaned us the things we have, we can focus on God and not the worldly possessions. Matthew 6:19-21, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.“
So, my question to you is: Where is your heart? Are you working for Godly treasures or worldly treasures? God tell us we are separated from the world. In other words, as believers we have different goals and life objectives. The world judges us by our possessions, God judges us on Love. That is, the Love of God, Son and Holy Ghost.
Maybe you have been following the thinking and have concentrated your effort on worldly possessions. Maybe you have never known God’s Blessings or over time have fallen away. It’s time to put your priorities in line. To do that it takes a relationship with God the Creator and owner of all things. Please take time right now to make your relationship right with God.
Please Pray and tell God you believe His Son Jesus paid for your sins and rose again. Tell God you are sorry and want to start Living for Him. He will forgive your sins and mistakes and give you Everlasting Life with Him… and place His Spirit deep within your heart. In 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Please Thank God for all the things He has given.
I pray that God will truly Help and Bless you. If you would like for me to pray with you, please email me at Bob.L@magnificentPromises.com.
May God Bless and Keep!
I thank you for reading my blog. I do not claim to be any expert or affiliated with any religious organization. All I can say is that I’m affiliated with my Lord Jesus Christ. This is one man’s opinion and observations. My hope is I stirred up some thoughts for you to think about. There is one place where we can find all the answers to life. That road map is Commonly known as the Bible. If you want the answers to life all you have to do is read. If you would like me to pray with you or want to send a comment, please email me at Bob.L@magnificentpromises.com
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16