The Earth Is the Lord’s 

Doctrine and Covenants 104:13–14 

13 For it is expedient that I, the Lord, should make every man accountable, as a steward over earthly blessings, which I have made and prepared for my creatures.
14 I, the Lord, stretched out the heavens, and built the earth, my very handiwork; and all things therein are mine.

Bishop Victor L. Brown said:

“[Unless we] feel in total harmony [with the principle that everything we have belongs to the Lord,] it will be difficult, if not impossible, for us to accept the law of consecration. As we prepare to live this law, we will look forward with great anticipation to the day when the call will come. If, on the other hand, we hope it can be delayed so we can have the pleasure of accumulating material things, we are on the wrong path.”

(“The Law of Consecration,” BYU Devotional Speeches of the Year, 1976 [1977], 439.)

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