We’ve Got No Clue How To Own Things

The Biblical concept of property is so very different from our contemporary one. For us, property is all those things that we own or control. Scripturally though, property is all those things put in our trust to care for and tend. The idea of jubilee only makes sense in this fashion. The distinction may be subtle but it is enormous. For the one says “this is mine to the exclusion of all others” while the other says “this has been given me for the benefit of all others.”