Text:“He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it. He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.” - Proverbs 11:26, 27.
We should not by our quest for personal gain plunge other people into misery. There are so many poor people in the world today because the leaders of the people are motivated by selfishness. Some people have the money to buy off food produce at time of harvest and store it until the planting season during which time they sell at very high prices. Some countries dump surplus food into the oceans rather than bring them to the market to lower riches. It is also true that food items are costly because lands are left uncultivated because of wars, pollution, or sheer pride or laziness. It has been argued that if the 400 richest people in America were to donate half of their fortunes to help the poorest people of the world, the $600 billion they are expected to raise would go a long way in substantially improving the living conditions of poor people in the world.
Compassion or generosity attracts the mercy of God on a person The Bible instructs, “But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” - 1 John 3:17, 18.