“Cats, Dogs & Animal Rights” March 23

 

Cats, Dogs & Animal Rights - Whether we're dog people or cat people, most of us love our animals. But what does the Bible say about our pets? What about animal rights? And what about humans, are we just higher forms of animals? How should a Christian view his or her animals? See our Proverbs reading.

We hear a lot about “animal rights” these days. It has become a cause for celebrities and others—almost a religion with some. But what does the Bible say about our animals.

 

Today’s Readings:
Deuteronomy 7 & 8
Psalm 37.5-11
Proverbs 12.9-10
Luke 1.39-56

 

Cats, Dogs & Animal Rights

 

Proverbs 12.9-10:

Love Your Cats & Dogs, But …

 

We hear a lot about “animal rights” these days. It has become a cause for celebrities and others—almost a religion with some.

Animal rights written on yellow road sign over blue sky.

Animals certainly are a part of God’s creation. And as verse 10 says, “A righteous man regards the life of his animal …” A righteous man will treat his animals well, but animals are not on an equal par with people! We are not just higher forms of animals. We were made in the image and likeness of God (Gen. 1.26-27) and He breathed His Spirit into us (Gen. 2.7) giving us an eternal soul.

1 Corinthians 15.39 says, “All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.”

So love you cat or dog, your hamster or gerbil and take good care of them as part of God’s creation. Enjoy them, but keep your affection and regard for them in the right place.

 

TODAY’S OTHER READINGS:

 

Deuteronomy 7 & 8:

Remember … Remember … Remember!

 

Remember … remember … remember! This seems to be the theme of much of today’s Old Testament reading.

When you’re afraid of your enemies, remember what I did to Egypt when they tried to keep you in bondage. When you’re afraid the task is too big for you, remember what I did for you in the wilderness. And when you have experienced success, remember Who enabled you to be where you are!

And God reminds us … Continue reading

March 23 “Love your cats & dogs, but …”

Whether we’re dog people or cat people, we love our animals. But what does the Bible say about our pets? What about animal rights? And what about humans, are we just higher forms of animals? How should a Christian view his or her animals?

cats & dogs cats & dogs

Today’s Readings:
Deuteronomy 7 & 8
Psalm 37.5-11
Proverbs 12.9-10
Luke 1.39-56

Deuteronomy 7 & 8:

Remember … remember … remember!

Remember … remember … remember! This seems to be the theme of much of today’s Old Testament reading. When you’re afraid of your enemies, remember what I did to Egypt when they tried to keep you in bondage. When you’re afraid the task is too big for you, remember what I did for you in the wilderness. And even when you have experienced success, remember Who enabled you to be where you are!

And to us … “For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope” (Rom. 15.4).

We, too, need to remember … what God has done for us personally, what He did for His people in the past, and Who is to receive the glory! Continue reading