Tag Archive | god owns it all

Psalm 33:8-9 ” Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere Him. For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm.”

For just a moment today ponder this.  God spoke, and the world as we know it was formed.  He spoke, and everything we see was created…out of nothing. For all things on earth were God-ordained.  But we also  need to realize that God’s commands are  very unique in that He requires inner commitment from us…not merely some external superficial obedience.  For God is so great that His commands are not to be questioned…His creative work not challenged.

Genesis 2:15 ” The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”

In this verse the concept of stewardship first appears.  Adam was to tend the garden.  He was to carry out the vision of the owner (God), be accountable to Him, and not be careless with what he was given.  So, what makes up a good steward?  First, it’s acknowledging that we own nothing…God owns it all – even our very lives.  We then need to trust Him completely, embracing the plan and purpose of our life and “tend the garden” He has given us.