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God and Dogs

posted Nov 11, 2014, 10:17 AM by D S   [ updated Nov 11, 2014, 5:20 PM ]

As I was pondering what topic my first blog should address, my mind kept bringing up the thought of dogs. I hope that doesn't mean that my blog is "going to the dogs." But I love dogs. They really are man's best friend. The last dog I had was Max, a "Benji dog." Max was like many other dogs. He could be sneaky and shifty, getting into things he shouldn't and then showing that "guilty look" when being confronted. But he was also a very loyal and loveable little beast. Dogs are like that and they truly want to please their master. They love to receive the approval of their master.


I remember one day reading about "Cat and Dog Theology" which shows two different attitudes among Christians. I don't know who came up with this theological insight, but these are some of the observations from Cat and Dog Theology:  It's been said that "Dogs have Masters - Cats have Staff".   "A dog may look at you and think, 'You feed me, you pet me, you shelter me, you love me - You must be god!" A cat can look at you and say, 'You feed me, you pet me, you shelter me, you love me - I must be god!"


You see, “they both look at the same information, but because of their attitudes, they come to totally different conclusions! In a similar way, too many Christians look at all that God has done for them - and while they "say" He is 'Master' - they treat Him like staff". They use their prayer time to tell God what they want, when they want it and how they want it - and if He doesn't do it they complain!  They think life is all about them. Both Cats and Dogs want obedience in their lives. Dogs want to obey God. Cats want God to obey them.”


As followers of Christ we are to trust Him, glorify Him, and walk in obedience to Him. We are to be faithful and loyal to Him, seeking the approval of our Master. Sounds like "Dog Theology" to me!

 

Oh, now I have two granddogs, “Miley” and “Rocky.” Recently they came to spend a weekend with Granddaddy and Grandmommy. Yes, I love dogs. You may be wondering what dogs have to do with God or any spiritual message for our lives. Well, dogs are God’s little creatures and D.O.G. stands for “Depend On God.”


Pastor Doug

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