The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.
The gentleman in this proverb is made light of because of his laziness. This guy should get a little credit. At least he took the initiative and went hunting. I mean the guy even killed something while he was out right? Well apparently, he stopped short. We learn that there is no purpose in killing an animal if you’re not going to cook it and eat it?
People are in pursuit of many things. Let’s take knowledge for example. There are many people who pursue knowledge but they fail to apply and utilizing it. In other words, they make the kill but don’t roast their game.
Here are just a few examples:
What good does it do if we attend another seminar, or camp, or conference and don’t make a life change based on the knowledge we received while we were there?
What good is it if we read Gods Word or listen to sermons at church if we’re just going to take notes and never let it come off the page and impact our lives?
What good is it if we ask for advice from a friend if we aren’t willing to put into practice what was shared?
What good is being diligent in our hunt if when we make the kill we do not roast our game?