Here’s a scripture we can learn from. The bible in Matthew 15:27 says: “And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table”.

When I look at this verse of scripture, I can draw this inference – someone can benefit from the resources that you count to be useless only if you’d let it fall to them.

Let the crumbs fall!

We can liken the crumbs to anything, substance and even resource that might not be ‘TOO’ useful to you yet could serve a lot good to someone else.  Note the word TOO; I used it because the thing in question might not be entirely useless to you.

From scriptures, Lazarus the beggar eagerly desired to be satisfied with what fell from the rich man’s table; “And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table…” Luke 16:21.

What seemed useless to the rich man was just okay to meet Lazarus’ need.

Give a free hand to people around you, appreciate people who work for you, people who assist you. Don’t be tight fisted, don’t be stingy, Help the poor. Be a blessing to someone…

Please note that this doesn’t serve as an excuse to be undisciplined with using the resources  in your care.


Boaz was a blessing to Ruth; “And when she got up to glean, Boaz ordered his young men, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not reproach her.

And let fall some handfuls for her on purpose and let them lie there for her to glean, and do not rebuke her. So she gleaned in the field until evening.

Then she beat out what she had gleaned. It was about an ephah of barley” Ruth 2:15-17.


As a Christian, when you let the crumbs fall, do it with the intention that God will be glorified as the bible says in 1Corinthians 10:31; “So then, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you may do, do all for the honour and glory of God”(AMP).



written by: @mikeukegbu




Ozioma Michaels

Mike is passionate about helping people know the truth, understand why they should believe and practice it in all areas of their personal lives; thereby living out their faith in Christ. His favourite word is ‘conviction’

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