Animals are the creations of God and who made them for His pleasure and gave man dominion over them. Here are 13 Bible verses that tell us how to take proper care of the animals He created.
We must always remember to protect animals and not take advantage of them because when we do so we please God and walk in obedience of His word. We must have regard for the life of the animals God has made for our own good.
13 Bible verses to help us understand how to take care of animals:
1). Deuteronomy 25:4
You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing.
2). Proverbs 12:10
A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.
3). Proverbs 27:23
Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds;
4). Genesis 1:26
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
5). Luke 14:5
And He said to them, “Which one of you will have a son or an ox fall into a well, and will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?”
6). Matthew 10:29
Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.
7). Job 12:7
But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you, And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.
8). Isaiah 40:11
Like a shepherd, He will tend His flock, In His arm, He will gather the lambs And carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes.
9). Psalm 50:10-11
For every beast of the forest is Mine, The cattle on a thousand hills.“I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine.
10). Genesis 2:15
Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.
11). Deuteronomy 22:10
You shall not plow with an ox and a donkey together.
12). Matthew 6:26-30
Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith!
13). Ezekiel 34:11
For thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out.