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Daily Reading: 5th November 2015

John 17.10

10 And all the things that are yours are also Mine, and I have been glorified in them.

We live in a world where for a lot of people possessions are quite important, and we know that the world consists of the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’.

Western society clamours for more and more possessions, where as the vast majority of the world, who live in the Third World, have very little in terms of possessions. They also have little opportunity to increase their possessions.

Jesus said that everything that is the Father’s is also His. In other words He owns all things, along with the Father. In the first chapter of John’s gospel we read that all things were created through Him, Jesus. Therefore, they are His possession. Everything that exists in the created order is the possession of God and Jesus.

Everything that we can see and all that we cannot see is the possession of Father Son and Holy Spirit.

Therefore, all the possessions that we may have are not really ours, but they are given to us to look after, and utilize them to bring honour and glory to Jesus.

Likewise we also are the possession of Jesus.

God’s word tells us this:

But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are a kingdom of priests, God’s holy nation, His very own possession. This is so you can show others the goodness of God, for He called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light – 1 Peter 2.9 (NLT).

We are called by God to be His very own possession. We do not belong to ourselves. Paul made this point to the Corinthian Church when He wrote:

[19] Or don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself,

[20] for God bought you with a high price. So you must honour God with your body – 1 Corinthians 6.19-20 (NLT).

This was written in the context of sexual immorality, but it serves to also tell us that we do not belong to ourselves, because Jesus has bought us with His precious blood.

It is great to be reminded that we are His possession.

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