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Regard the Life of Your Beast
Each and every one of God’s laws and statutes has value for us. What can we take from Deuteronomy 25:4, which says “Do not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain”?
The discipline of caring for animals incorporates His character into us. God gave human kind dominion over His earthly creation so that we might learn about and grow up like Him. He is just, merciful, keenly aware of our condition and selflessly committed to “tending and keeping” us to our best possible state; i.e. God-being status.
So caring for His creation mimics His character. Especially when we care, without expectation of return, for life that is weaker, less able, or more easily exploited than our own; be that plants, animals, children or the elderly.
Give regard and attention to animal life to make it flourish and, in so doing, draw closer to God.