All mine are His. He owns the cattle on a thousand hills.
Today’s reading: 1 Chronicles 28 – 2 Chronicles 1.
Figuring out how to wisely handle all the “stuff” that passes through our hands – our money, possessions, time, and abilities – is one of the most important tasks any person faces. Some people handle their possessions well, keeping a loose grip on them, and using them generously. Other people become slaves to their wealth. As King David’s life nears its end, he leads the Israelites in a prayer that shows he understands the proper attitude towards possessions:
Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power…
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