Proverbs 12:27 “The slothful [man] roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man [is] precious.”

A man of God I respect said, “A poor man does not improve on whatever he has and that is why he remains poor”. I quite agree with him.

Taking a look at our focal scripture, you’ll wonder why King Solomon will call a hunter a poor, slothful or lazy man but the answer is not far-fetched.

Most hunters actually work very hard; they go into the forest, set traps for animals, wait patiently for a kill and could spend days doing so. But, the main challenge of most of them is that when they’ve made the kill they either take it home to eat or sell it for peanuts.

They work very hard indeed but you need more than that, you must work smart. The rich man will not just kill an animal and sell it off, he’ll think of processing it and creating a chain of products from that one animal.

The rich man will roast it! Roasting it means he’ll improve on it. He will think of how to preserve it, cook it, remove the hide, prepare different types of delicacies from it and so on. By the time he finishes doing all that, the market value of that animal will seriously go up.

As a matter of fact, the hunter will eventually come back to buy some of those products from him.

Friend, don’t walk around with a hunter’s mentality, it only leads to poverty because each time he needs money he keeps running into the bush for a kill. He never thinks of processing and improving on what has been given to him.

When a man with a hunter’s mindset is given a lemon, he quickly looks for who to sell it to in order to make “some” money while a man with the mentality of the rich will make lemonade out of it.

Friend, nothing in its raw form carries its actual value, not even gold, the more you process it the better the value that can be harnessed from it.

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