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Learning from Animals in Scripture – Cattle

Jonah 4:11

“And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?”


Reflection:

Let us learn today from the cow.


This is the very last verse of the book of Jonah. After an entire book about evangelism where a disobedient prophet is finally used by God to save an entire city, the book ends this way with God saying, “Should I not pity Nineveh…in which there are more than 120,000 persons…and also much cattle?” The End.


What!? Why in the world would God end a book where we have just seen the conversion of 120,000 by writing about how God has pity on cattle?


Consider: Could you make a cow? Could you make a cow out of absolutely nothing? Perhaps you have not properly marveled at cows. They are astonishing creations. Out of nothing, God created an animals that grows from small cells into a massive breathing, walking, chewing, living organism. If you can properly appreciate the wonder of creating a cow, then that will help you appreciate a human. If God himself appreciates the creation of His animals, then He certainly appreciates humans whom He has made in His image. Do you appreciate them?


In Christ,


Pastor Yonkman

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