Saturday, October 6, 2012

King of the Road

I was walking Honeybun yesterday and we converged with two other dogs at the same moment. One was a dachshund, and the other was a Great Dane. The little dachshund began barking and lunging, in his attempt to intimidate the gentle giant. The Great Dane pranced a bit, but made no offensive moves towards the little warrior. He outweighed the 3 pound dachshund by some 125 pounds. Had he desired, he could have crushed the little yapper with one enormous paw. And oblivious to the ludicrous futility of his bravado, the dachshund acted as though he were king of the road.

Human beings are a lot like that dachshund. We yap, and challenge, and confront, and belittle the strength of the Almighty God, the One who has the power to crush us should He desire. We think that if we deny His strength and bark with enough bravado, He will forget that He is bigger than we are. We think we can bend Him to our will.

I guess in some ways we are even worse than the dachshund. At least he didn't pass the Great One by and pretend that He wasn't there, that His presence was not obvious.

Titus 1:16 (NIV)
They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.

Deuteronomy 4:39-40 (NIV)
Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other. [40] Keep his decrees and commands, which I am giving you today, so that it may go well with you and your children after you and that you may live long in the land the Lord your God gives you for all time.

-save a dog-

1 comment:

  1. This is excellent. I REALLY needed to read this! Thank you!