Many people spend their lives trying to get God to “owe” them salvation, or blessing, or answered prayer, etc. But in Job 41:11 we find God stating an important principle: He doesn’t owe anyone anything!
“Who has given to Me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is Mine.”
The Lord makes it very clear here: no one has “given” anything to Him which would cause Him to have to “repay” them. God doesn’t owe anyone, anything! This should relieve us of any attempt to get God to “owe” something to us, or “have” to do something for us. Are people trying to do that? Absolutely!
Some think that because they gave something to the church or charity, that God is now under obligation to give them something particular back, or to make them rich, or bless them in some way. They forget what King David said: that whatever we “give” God comes from out of His own hand; from what He had given us already. (I Chronicles 29:14) No matter how much we give, God doesn’t “owe” us anything!
The same is true for our deeds. Whatever we may do for God, He doesn’t “owe” us attention, or blessing, or anything else. If we spend all of our time and days for Him, it comes from the life and strength He has given us anyway, and is only what we ought to give Him.
The bottom line is: you & I may have people who owe us something — but God reminds us here in Job 41:11 that He is not one of them!