I own nothing, because I am nothing.
God is All. In the terms of man, God owns all things, and is All things. From the vacuum of space to the qualities of the tiniest diamond. God owns, and is, all things.
Righteousness is, because righteousness sustains.
A man may drop his pen. Therefore he is not righteous. Righteousness sustains perfection. This is Jesus, the Christ of God.
I may know certain righteous things. But they only belong to me because I perceived them in a moment of my life. Yet, memory fails me to remember them with perfect consistency.
Not one scale of skin belongs to me. How can the Righteousness of God be mine? No, All things belong to God.
Sin is “Not”.
God is perfect, and sustaining in all His Holy ways. Sin is destruction of perfection. Yet this too does not belong to me. For all I have done is destroy the things of God. I have not sustained, even my sins.
Wickedness is “Not”.
I cannot even be considered to be fully wicked. For every man stumbles across a righteous act from time to time. Even a drunken man can make a few steps toward his bed before he staggers into the wall.
I have “righteous” knowledge within me. But where did I get it? And considering my faulty mind to remember, how is that knowledge sustained? Personally, I can trace the beginning of understanding of what is good and Holy to the reading of Proverbs. But from where was every single word in the Proverbs of the Bible before it was written down? They were in the Holy Mind of the Living God.
We are nothing. Jesus is All. He is the very Living Word of the Sovereign God. In all He does, he is perfection, for He sustains All. As the Holy Father thinks, so the Christ does.
Where is pride? Where is accomplishment? Where is “a sustaining” among men? For failure accompanies all our moments.
I do not own the past, for I cannot undo or add to anything I’ve been. I do not own the very next split second, for I live in a constant state of surprise. Yet Jesus is the “Same, yesterday, today, and forever”.
From mercy to murder, man is “Nothing”. For God owns Eternal Mercy, as well as the soul of the one murdered.
All things belong to God, for God is All. As it is with the Living God, so it is with the Living Word of God; Jesus.