“For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills” (Psalm 50:10).
What does God own? What belongs to Him? What does God say is “mine”? The answer to these questions is quite simple—everything! God owns the animal creation, as in our text: “I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine” (v.11). God owns the world: “If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fullness thereof” (v.12). God owns the wealth of the world: “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts” (Haggai 2:8). God owns the land of Palestine: “The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine” (Leviticus 25:23). God owns all souls: “Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine” (Ezekiel 18:4).
God surely does own everything and has chosen in His grace to share it all with us. Why then do we many times not trust our heavenly Father to supply all our needs? “For your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask Him” (Matthew 6:8). Plus, He has promised to supply “our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11). He knows what we need today, and He has the wisdom and power to meet that need: “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:31–33).
It would be helpful if we could continually remember Paul’s familiar words: “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19). Not some, or most, but all! NPS