Psalm 24:1 states, “The earth is the LORD’s and everything in it…” What we have we do not own (God does), we simply steward on God’s behalf. Thus, when God instructs us to give to those in need, this is not some moral obligation or suggestion, but a divine commandment. And through the language of “justice and righteousness,” God makes it abundantly clear that is His people are to help those in need and engage in social justice. By not helping others with the resources God has given is literally stealing from God. That’s always the danger with the gifts God gives. They can easily become stolen goods.