How exciting to understand that we belong to God—we are His possession! This means that He has custody of us, or control of us.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (1 Pet 2:9 ESV, underlining added)
Of course, the Lord will not control us against our will. He created us with free will, and God does not violate that. However, when we submit to Him and to His Lordship, we joyfully desire His leadership and guidance in our lives. We actually invite Him to lead and guide us.
To say that the Lord has custody of us is a good thing! It means that we are in His safekeeping, and that He watches over us. He is our Guardian as well as our Savior and Lord.
“. . . because you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord chose to make you his precious possession from among all the nations of the earth.” (Deu 14:2 ISV)
We are God’s PRECIOUS possession, greatly loved and cherished by Him.
And you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s. (1 Cor 3:23 NKJV) The Word reminds us that we belong to Jesus, and Jesus belongs to God. As the Bible so clearly states:
For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. (Col 3:3 NKJV) Praise God!