CARE FOR ALL ANIMALS INCLUDING ANIMALS
Proverbs 12:10- A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
We are mandated to care for all God’s creation including Animals. Our theme verse says a righteous man have regards, care about, is not cruel to animals. Therefore if we are righteous, i.e. born again and have received the gift of righteousness in Christ Jesus, we are to respect the lives of animals. God created all the animals on earth and said it was good (Genesis 24-25) and then created man. Interestingly, if you read Genesis 1:29, you will discover that man was not authorised by God to eat any living creatures. Man was created a vegan and Animals likewise. They were only supposed to feed on herbs (Genesis 1:30). It wasn’t until Genesis 9:3 after God had destroyed the world with flood and preserved Noah and his family with the animals that went with him into the Ark was man permitted to feed on living creatures. I want you note that God has regards for animals this is evident in Genesis 9:12 when He made a new covenant with Noah and every living creature that was with him. ‘ And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:’ Think about it, if God can regard the lives of Animals to mention them in an everlasting covenant with Noah, who are we to disregard animals. We might have been permitted by God to eat any living creature; we are not supposed to be cruel to them, especially because as a righteous man or woman, being cruel and wicked is not in our DNA irrespective of whether it is to man or Animals. Respect God’s creation.