The passion with which some Nigerians looted palliative warehouses the other time was amazing. Everyone looked for a warehouse around them to bugle. The mentality was that the palliative stored in such places belonged to them. After all, it is ‘our’ common wealth, they must have thought.

While we may condemn, in strong terms, such unpatriotic acts from these Nigerians, we need to also learn the positive side to the story; the understanding that the profit of the earth is for all. The way and manner in which we go about it is what needs to be considered. There is a legitimate (scriptural) way to get your portion on the earth.

“Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field”(Ecclesiastes 5:9). This is highly instructive and motivating. The profit of the earth is for all; not for some people. Everyone placed here on earth by God has the right to the produce or profit of the earth. We only need to learn how to take our portion.

We must stop thinking that God has favoured some people above us; the same God is rich over all, and there is no partiality with God (Acts 10:34, Romans 2:11, 10:12). Thus, if some people seem to be having a better share of the resources on the earth, they must have learnt what we have not learnt. We need to know how to go to the city (Ecclesiastes 10:15).

“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest… shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22). The law of seed time and harvest has been placed on the earth by God to ensure that you get your portion in life. If you don’t like your harvest (in business, ministry, career, finance etc), change your seed!

“…Even the king himself is served by the field (Ecclesiastes 5:9b). You need to get into position. Be a king in your sphere of operation. The truth is, those at the top get the lion share. Get to the highest position possible in your field by increasing your value and productivity. This is God’s will for you. You are not meant to be fed with crumbs but to dine with kings (Proverbs 22:29, Luke 16:21). Amen!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria