God does not want us to waste any of His blessings. We do waste some of His blessings at times without knowing. It took Him time to bring any blessing to us but when we are throwing them away, we do not count it to be sin. When food stuffs are expired, it will be thrown away. How many quantity of food do we throw away in our respective homes everyday? Do this glorify His name? Absolutely NOT because we think it is normal. As we are throwing those things away, we have to remember that there are millions of people who do not have half of what we are throwing away.
I work with a construction company before and when you see how people waste materials that worth thousands of euro or dollars everyday you will feel sorry for the employer and when you try to correct them, they will tell you that the employer has gotten much gain and I will tell them, even if he has gotten much gain does that give you the opportunity to waste his resources? The bible says, that ”He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much” – Luke 16 : 10.
Much food is in the fallow ground of the poor and for lack of justice there is waste – Proverbs 13 : 23. Jesus fed the five thousand with five loaves of bread and two fishes, ”So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost” – John 6 : 12.
I think Jesus Christ Himself do not like waste hence His instruction to His disciples. In everything we do, we should follow the instructions or His way of doing.
Father, thank You for Your faithfulness to Your promises. Lord, help us so that we should value every blessing You give to us so that we cannot waste it out of ignorance in the name of Jesus Christ.