The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
Some scholars believe that this Psalm was written by David to celebrate the moving of the Ark of the Covenant from Obed-Edom’s house to Jerusalem (2 Samuel 6:10-12). These words continue to echo and resonate with us as we sing of songs of worship and praise that proclaim His rule over all the earth.
David proclaims: God is the Creator of the whole world, so all of it, including its inhabitants, are His. In that perspective, we are called to be good stewards of all that surrounds us. God’s sovereignty is not limited to one nation of country: the earth is His, everything in it is His, every living creature is His.
As good stewards, we are called to care, to protect, to respect. It’s a privilege and a responsibility.
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in your current situation
Remembering the way that Jesus had compassion upon Mary even from the cross, I think now of people who are particularly fearful at this time -the elderly, the unwell and those without work -presenting each one to Christ on the cross and entrusting them to his love.