It is common to say, “this is my house” or “this is my car” when speaking of such things. There is no harm or foul in this when we are speaking this way to say these and other things do not belong to a friend or a neighbor. However, in all reality, He owns it all. We are to be good stewards of His possessions. I will have more to say about that in Tip #4. Consider some verses that speak of God’s ownership of everything.
The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein. (Psalm 24:1)
The land shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine … (Leviticus 25:23)
For every beast of the forest is Mine, And the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the mountains,
And the wild beasts of the field are Mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell you; For the world is Mine, and all its fullness. (Psalm 50:10-12)
The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the Lord of hosts. (Haggai 2:8)
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and You are exalted as head over all. Both riches and honor come from You, and You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; in Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. Now therefore, our God, we thank You and praise Your glorious name. (1 Chronicles 29:11-13)
In His hand are the deep places of the earth; the heights of the hills are His also. The sea is His, for He made it; and His hands formed the dry land. (Psalm 95:4-5)
The truth of God’s ownership is another top priority in being financially free. In this truth we are acknowledging His supremacy in every area of our life; especially money.
(For further reading see: Matthew 16:26; 25:14-28; Psalm 49:16-20)