Dominion over the cow and the horse . . . Does that include the dog?
"The very beginning of Genesis tells us that God created man in order to give him dominion over fish and fowl and all creatures. Of course, Genesis was written by a man, not a horse. There is no certainty that God actually did grant man dominion over other creatures. What seems more likely, in face, is that man invented God to sanctify the dominion that he had usurped for himself over the cow and the horse". Milan Kundera, The Unbearable LIghtness of Being.
Well, I chucked over the quote, but do not believe for an instant, that I do not believe that God did indeed do the creation as written by the stories handed down through Moses. I go with God and Moses.... but I love how we grow so close to our animals with our love and finishing up this painting was so much fun.
Terry and I have been reading the Bible cover to cover this year and walking this journey finds us in the Old Testament Books, reading them from the beginning, and in Psalms, Proverbs and the New Testament. We truly love reading and studying together each morning. The big take away this month are those Israelites. Seems to take a mountain falling on them before they realize how serious God is about their behavior. God took it seriously that the chosen people seemed to honor other gods and things before him. They would get a good spiritual leader in charge and then ...WHAM... God would come after them because they were wandering so far off track. We are in Judges right now, and we both feel like we have lived through so much of this and find ourselves guilty of not putting God first in life and in our marriage. Much to learn as we read each morning and allow it to bloom in our lives.
"When the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, this word of the Lord came to Shemaiah, "Since they have humbled themselves, I will not destroy them but will soon give them deliverance. My wrath will not be poured out on Jerusalem through Shishak. They will, however become subject to him, so that they may learn the difference between serving me and serving the kings of other lands."