What the Bible Says About Animals/Pets

In the wake of our dog Sam dying last week, I spent a little time reading about God’s take on the animals of the world. Though the bible never mentions pets, the Bible is clear about a few things that should give those of us that have lost a pet, some comfort.

God made animals before he made man.

God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. Gen 1:25

Animals will be in heaven.

In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together;

the leopard will lie down with the baby goat.

The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion,

and a little child will lead them all. Isa 11:6

We are to love and care for our animals.

The godly care for their animals… Prov 12:10a

There will be surprises in heaven – our pets?

What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived the things God has prepared for those who love him…I Cor 2:9

This last one is my favorite. God is good, right? Well, doesn’t it just sound like Him to surprise us when we arrive in heaven to have all of our beloved pets run up to us? It does to me. He is THAT good and He loves to surprise his children just like we do our own!

I hope this helps. It has helped us.

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