top of page
  • Writer's picture Treavor Dodsworth CFP®, CPA, CKA®

#80 - It Is All His

It Is All His

One of the foundational principles of a Biblical understanding of finances is summarized in Psalm 24:1 - “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;” Everything we have is a gift from God. There are several implications of this:

  1. Humility. Something I have reflected on recently is how fragile financial assets are even as they grow. Job 1:21 - “The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away.” There are countless ways everything could go away. I could see how this concept would give a sense of concern but personally it kind of gives me peace. I think it comes down to a right understanding of God.

  2. Stewardship. If everything is a gift from God, we need to steward everything. We are intentional with what we have been given, whether that is going to the grocery store or buying a new home. It carries a general sense of taking care of what you have and producing fruit with what you have been given.

  3. Generosity. Living with open hands. Deuteronomy 15:11 says, “There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.” Don't close your fist around something that was a gift to begin with.

  4. Gratitude. There is an old hymn that says “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.” Live with gratitude. We are rich. Enjoy the blessings you have received and praise God for it.

Take time to recognize and rest in this - Psalm 24:1 - “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” Imagine a place where everyone lived with humility, stewardship, generosity, and gratitude.


Thanks! Message sent.

All written content on this website is for information purposes only. Opinions expressed herein are solely those of Sycomore Financial, unless otherwise specifically cited.  Material presented is believed to be from reliable sources and no representations are made by our firm as to another parties’ informational accuracy or completeness. The owner of this website takes great care to thoroughly research the information provided to ensure that it is accurate and current. Nonetheless, the content on this website is not intended to provide tax, legal, accounting, financial, or professional advice, and readers are advised to seek out qualified professionals that provide advice on these issues. All information or ideas provided should be discussed in detail with an advisor, accountant, legal counsel, and/or other pertinent professionals prior to implementation. In addition, the owner cannot guarantee that the information on this website has not been outdated or otherwise rendered incorrect by subsequent new research, legislation, or other changes in law or binding guidance. Neither Sycomore Financial or it's owner shall have any liability or responsibility to any individual or entity with respect to losses or damages caused or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly, by the information contained on this website. In addition, any advice, articles, or commentary included on this website do not constitute a tax opinion and are not intended or written to be used, nor can they be used, by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed on the taxpayer. Any mention of an investment product or solution is not a recommendation to buy or sell. ETFs that are mentioned may not accurately reflect the market segment mentioned. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Any mention of rates or return should not be seen as a guarantee those rates or return will be received.

bottom of page