Seeing that out of Him and through Him and for Him is all: to Him be the glory for the eons! Amen! (Romans 11:36, CV).
The phrase “out of Him” suggests a much closer union than the phrase “through Him.” What a man makes with his hands has come into existence outside of him and has no vital relationship to him. But with his descendants, who were in him and are out of him, he is in a close and vital union. To him they are the nearest, loveliest and best, his greatest and most valuable possessions. Such a relationship with the universe has been established by God by the fact that, at first, He carried all in Himself. His ownership of the creation is not, first of all, based upon its creation, but this is because it was first included in Him. That is what gives Him the original title to the whole universe. He is its only true Owner.