The Prerogative of Ownership

You will eat your words!

As we go through life, we see all what man has made and how he has made these things and respect them as they will live forever. Many lives are lost just in this very notion. There has to be a better way!

Ownership represents a legal prerogative, indeed the most extensive prerogative there is. But it is still in a sense derivative of possession.

It all belongs to me and I will do with it what I please. When you make that statement, remember one day very soon, you will eat your words. What comes to mind is the biblical story of the man who hired all the day laborers at different times during the day and at the end of the day, he paid them all the same wages for a full days work. As complaints started to fly, he justified his action with the prerogative of ownership.

Most people believe a man should be paid according to the work produced, a day’s wages for a days work. Further, if I own it, I can do what I please, even to the point of abusing it.

Very few believe and are willing to try the other way - I wish to give to this last man the same as to you. We talk a good game, but when it comes to doing, we punk out. We are just so confused, when it comes to the big picture!

As owners of our lives, we take the short-cut, we live the way we want, but in the end we think we deserve just as much grace and mercy, as the person who struggled to live faithfully their entire lives- deathbed converts. So what is the incentive to live faithfully? Is not that a double standard? Are not we sending the wrong message? Are we destroying the lives we lead?

Yes we are, we are progressively destroying the lives “we” lead, but thank God for His grace and mercy. This only proves the value that men place on material possessions. Who is actually the owner of all we possess? In your last days, you will be saying, "I wish to give to this last man the same as to you".

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