“A righteous man regards the life of his animal, But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel” (Proverbs 12:10 NKJV). God wants us to be kind to our working animals. “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain” (Deuteronomy 25:4 NKJV). John Deere tractors may run on ethanol (or corn!). But “God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27 NKJV). Humans, not animals, are made in the image of God. Jesus said God feeds birds, then asked, “Of how much more value are you than the birds?” (Luke 12:24 NKJV). Though a gorilla protected the child who fell into his Cincinnati Zoo enclosure, the child’s safety and life was worth more than the gorilla’s!
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.