He’s not always so willing to hand over his treasured possessions.
Reference: “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;” Psalm 24:1 NIV
Explore: It’s always interesting teaching a toddler to share. The word “mine” tends to come out a lot.
Our toddler has a cousin the same age. When we are heading to their place he is very good at explaining how he is going to share his motorbike and share his trains.
However, when the rubber hits the road and he is face to face with a cousin who wants his toys, he’s not always so willing to hand over his treasured possessions.
Application: God has every right to act like a toddler with every single thing in the world. He could look at anything and claim “mine!”
And yet, the wonder of God is that He does own everything, but He still shares it willingly with us.
He must watch how we care poorly for His creation and want to snatch it back from us. But He doesn’t. He gives it to us freely, no matter how poorly we manage it.
It’s a good reminder for us in how we treat and care for our planet. If we really viewed it as God’s gift to us then we might be more willing to savor it.
There are so many ways we can recycle and save water and care for our environment. Let’s not take it for granted, but treat it as we would want anyone else to treat a precious gift we have given them.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for all the gifts You have given to us. May we not hold them selfishly, like a toddler, but give them just as freely as You have given them to us. Amen.
How can you treasure God’s gift to you today?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.