The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof (Psalm 24:1).
From the opening chapters of Genesis to the end of Revelation, the Bible teaches us that God is the creator and owner of all things. It also teaches that we are trustees (stewards) and accountable to the owner. Jesus’ parables often emphasize this theme. Whether it is the parable of the householder (Matthew 20:1-16), the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30), or the parable of the rich fool (Luke 12:13-21), the message is the same: God is the owner and master, we are the trustees and servants.