Even a Dog Knows
Read Exodus 10:1 through 12:51
Chuck’s favorite pet, his dog Monique, was born on Valentine’s Day. She had a sweet disposition. Sometimes, while being petted, she smiled back at him, or so it seemed.
Monique enjoyed watching people from the front porch, her tail always wagging as they walked down the sidewalk. For the first two years, Chuck wondered if his dog had a voice impediment, because she never barked or growled. Then one afternoon, she let out a round of barks, surprising everyone. Monique saw someone she didn’t like. Somehow, she sensed the difference between friend and foe.
Most dogs have keen senses, but the dogs in Egypt acquired additional discernment. When God intervened, Egyptian-owned dogs that regularly tormented Hebrews suddenly stopped barking at them. The dogs even left their livestock alone. That night, God made a distinction between the Egyptians, who served false gods, and the Hebrews (Exodus 11:7).
God does not discriminate, but He does differentiate between nonbelievers and believers. Jesus called it sorting sheep from goats. Sadly, only the sheep are bound for heaven.
Thought for Today: On Judgment Day, only our faith distinguishes us.
Quicklook: Exodus 11:1–10
—Charles Earl Harrel (Chuck)
Pray that God would help you surrender your entire heart to Him.
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My dog Monique