“And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.” Ezekiel 44:28
This mandate concerned the priestly tribe of Israel, the Levites. When the Promised Land was divided up among the tribes, there was no special allotment for the Levites. As they were charged with keeping up the tabernacle and later the Temple, their focus was to be centered upon their work in the house of God. Therefore, instead of land as their possession, God said, “I am their possession.”
This is true today in the New Testament age of all believers: God is our possession! He has not promised to make us wealthy or guaranteed us a life of luxury. Instead of such temporary things, He has promised us a treasure that never fades, Himself.
Do you live like this, as if God is your possession? If I live like God is my greatest possession, I will be more content and have a strong defense against the temptations of sinful pleasure. May our greatest affections and desires be for God. May we live the words of the song, “Christ is the treasure I desire.”