I love my dog. I carefully select the best food I can find for him. I buy expensive food for him, I don’t care how much it costs, he is worth it. My dog is a blessing and I want to take excellent care of him.
My dog only gets filtered water and ice cubes formed out of filtered water. I love my dog.
I believe that God gave me my dog. The circumstances surrounding his entry into my life were too coincidental to be chance. The timing was too good to be chance. The cost was too low to be chance. My dog was just the right breed, at just the right time, at just the right cost and at just the right place. My dog wasn’t pushed on me. There was no threat that he would be killed if I didn’t purchase him. My dog came with tons of accessories, all included with the price. His previous owner cared enough about him that she didn’t want him going to a bad home. She was more interested in how he would be treated than in making money. Needless to say, I wouldn’t trade him for anything. There is no amount of money that would make me sell him. He has a forever home and he’ll never want for food, shelter, water, love, play or medical attention.
I walk him twice a day. He loves his walks but they do us both good. He loves exploring and I need the exercise. He reminds me of how much God loves and cares for me. My dog is a blessing.
Even though I give him the best food and water I can, he is still a dog. If he finds a “morsel” on one of our walks he will investigate it. If I let him he will eat it, regardless of how long it’s been there. I make it a habit to scan the upcoming terrain for stray dogs and anything that could potentially harm him, including “morsels” that he may run into. I never allow him to eat what he may find. I look out for him because he would eat things that are harmful or fatal to him. I suppose if I allowed him that he would run right into the path of a car or a truck. He is a dog after all.
In the same way, we are humans and born into sin. God loves us but unlike a dog, we have free will, the ability to think, the ability to speak and the Holy Spirit to guide us. As human beings we also have the Bible to help us, to warn us, to educate us and to guide us. Like a dog, humans may “eat” things or partake of things that are harmful or fatal to us. Unlike a dog we don’t have an owner who will pull us away from things that are harmful or fatal unless we listen to the Holy Spirit, read God’s word and abide by His warnings for us. A dog will carelessly and wantonly go about doing whatever he has a mind to and human beings are quite similar.