It All Belongs To Him

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The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

— Psalm 24:1


“What’s yours is mine, and what’s mine is mine.”[1]

Sounds selfish, doesn’t it? And yet this is a humorous way of saying everything belongs to me.

That is what David says in Psalm 24:1 — “The Lord owns the earth and all it contains, the world and all who live in it.”

Thus, It All Belongs to Him.

Why do we say this?

First, John 1:1-3 reads, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him, nothing was made that was made.”

Jesus, the manifestation of God in the flesh, was with Him in the beginning. Everything that was made was made through Him by the spoken word of the Father. And nothing can exist without Him.

Secondly, Genesis 1:1 tells us, “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” God created day and night, the waters and the heavens, the earth, and the sea. The moon, the stars, all vegetation, and even the creepy, crawly things. Then, after He created the world, He made man and put him on the earth to occupy and preserve. God intended for man to be fruitful, multiply, and replenish the earth (v. 28) and to function and flow according to His plan and purpose.

Now, there’s a legal phrase that states possession is 9/10’s of the law. This simply means that when you physically possess something, you have a stronger legal claim to it than someone who just claims ownership of it.[2]

Merriam-Webster defines possession as the act of having or taking into control.[3] In a further search, we find that ownership means the state, relation, or fact of being an owner.[4]

We know that God is sovereign. He is Ruler and Lord over everything. And as one of His creations, He has entrusted all He has made to us. Thus, we must care for it and maintain it in His stead. We are His proxy, so to speak.

And so, when we understand this truth, we conclude that God is possessor in the 9/10’s of the law, and mankind is the owner of the 1/10. Therefore, everything on earth belongs to God by possession, including you and me.


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[1] Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. S.v. “what’s yours is mine, and what’s mine is mine.” Retrieved August 1 2022 from

[2] Retrieved August 1, 2022.

[3] Dictionary, s.v. “possession,” accessed August 1, 2022,

[4] Dictionary, s.v. “ownership,” accessed August 1, 2022,