27.1.23: All yours

On Wednesday, whilst getting dry after a shower, I surprised myself by saying aloud, “Thank you for my towel, Lord.” But then I saw in a flash that even the towel I was using was not actually mine. It was provided by God for me to use on earth, but I won’t be able to take it with me when I die, so it’s really just on loan for a while. This is also true of everything I think I possess, for nothing is actually mine. Then today’s blog began to arrive:

Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help (Isaiah 58:7; NLT). 

May I share what you send, Lord,
And give what you loan,
Since I can claim nothing at all
As my own.

For all things are yours, Lord,
And nothing is mine –
I’ll take nothing with me:
In death, all is Thine.

Everything we have has come from you (1 Chronicles 29:14; NLT).


He is ever merciful, and lends (Psalm 37:26; NKJV). 

Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will return there. The LORD gives, and the LORD takes away. May the name of the LORD be blessed! (Job 1:21; NET).

Reading: Luke 12:16-20; NLT.

A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops. He said to himself, ‘What should I do? I don’t have room for all my crops.’ 

Then he said, ‘I know! I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I’ll have room enough to store all my wheat and other goods. And I’ll sit back and say to myself, ‘My friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!’

But God said to him, ‘You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get everything you worked for?’

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