What can we learn from Dogs?
I love my dog, and most people love dogs. God, on the other hand has nothing good to say about dogs in the Bible. Every passage has a negative context. Let’s explore some of these passages. There are many Christians that resemble a dog rather than a child of God.
Hound dog [Prov.26:11] Always have their nose where it don’t belong Busybody [1Pet.4:15] (in other men’s matters) [2 Thes.3:10-12] (eat their own bread)
Stray dogs [Matt.7:6] can’t trust them (turn again and rend you)
[Ps.22:16 & 20] They run with the pack, under no authority (the power of the dog) [Ecc.8:4] we get power from the word of a king
Bad dogs [Prov.26:17] Dogs have no problem biting, hurting, and scaring others
[Jer.15:3] Dogs are natural to Tear down and not build up [Col.4:6] speech with grace [Col.3:12-17] how to build up [Eph.4:29] to the use of edifying
Show dog [Deu.23:18] Just look pretty, usually pricey – the Pharisees
Lazy or dumb dog [Isa.56:10] Lay on the porch, sleeping and cannot bark don’t fulfill their duties
Greedy dog [Isa.56:11] Can never have enough Look to their own way, for their own gain, all about me!
Noisy dogs [Ps.59:6-7] swords are in their lips [Prov.30:14] Spiteful [Ps.10:14] to Retaliate Bark, bark, bark – very irritating
As the Lord said in Job, we can learn from the animals. Do any of these dogs speak of you?