We are all animal lovers to some degree. Of course, we love our pets. We care for them and provide for their needs. We are stewards over God’s earth. God loves the animals too; after all, he created them.
For only a penny you can buy two sparrows, yet not one sparrow falls to the ground without your father’s consent.(Matthew 12:9, GNT)
Then God commanded, “Let the earth produce all kinds of animal life: domestic and wild, large and small”—and it was done. So, God made them all, and he was pleased with what he saw.
Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.(From Genesis 1:24-25, GNT)
Then God said, “And now we will make human beings; they will be like us and resemble us. They will have power over the fish, the birds, and all animals, domestic and wild, large and small.”(Genesis 1:26, GNT)
Some Bible versions use the word dominion instead of power. We have power over animals and can use them for our own needs, but God expects us to treat them well.
How do you care (or overcare) for your animals?