“Poor dumb animals cannot speak for themselves, and therefore every one who has his speech should plead for them.”
“There’s a deal to be done with animals with kindness, and nothing with cruelty. He who is unmerciful to his beast is worse than a beast himself.”
“Mr. Rowland Hill used to say that a man was not a true Christian if his dog and his cat were not the better off for it. That witness is true.”
“I do not believe in the piety of a man who is cruel to a horse. There is need of the whip sometimes, but the man who uses it cruelly cannot surely be a converted man”
“Treat all creatures kindly, then, so far as you can, for the great Creator’s sake.”
– Charles Spurgeon –
Barbara Thayer says
I loved this Christina! We have a basset hound named Roscoe P. Coltrain. He has been the star of our household for some time and we love his companionship. I love the wonderful animals that we see scamper across our property here and the wealth of birds that Florida has always amazes me too. Indeed, how we treat animals as part of God’s creation really shows our character. He gave us dominion over the animals and the earth and made us the care takers of His creation. I always am so sad when I read of someone being cruel to animals in any way. Thanks for sharing this today! Blessings!
I loved this on FaceBook-and I love it here! He is just such a cute thing Christina. This was something I had never read from Spurgeon-so thanks!
Great quote from Spurgeon. Our past and present bunnies and past guinea pigs have all been rescue animals. If I can give them a good home, it’s unto the Lord and a part of being a good steward of His creation.
Your doggie has a sweet face.
How can you not love that face. Thank you for sharing.
Cluther Luther says
Deejay O'Flaherty says
Amen Christina. The animal kingdom is not marred by sin, even though they suffer for our sin in the general curse or the effects of the fall. But often in the animals, you see life as God created it exactly to be, just for a moment by them being everything God created them to be. I see this up close and personal with ME-anie. The Proverb that says a Righteous man takes care of his beast says it all. As does Job where it says we can learn from the animals.
Love that face of your little one (tho not so little!)
Petra Hefner says
So, I can’t help but love that Spurgeon even more now. He had a big converted heart, did he not? And Jake is adorable! We can learn from our beasts, how loyal and eager to please they are; how happy when we are glad and show approval. Should we be more like that, in love to our Master? Blessings, sweet friend!
I couldn’t agree more with Spurgeon! Love this. And what a cute photo of your puppy! 😀
the Ink Slinger says
I’ll bet Spurgeon is your dog’s favorite theologian now, right? 😉
I just found your blog and loved it. Feeling a little sick today but not sick enough to link yours to mine. Will look forward to reading more of your posts when I’m better! God bless!
Petra Hefner says
Coming back to let you know that my lil beast and his human also enjoyed this Spurgeon quote yesterday evening. 🙂
Excellent post. Reminds me of a young William Wilberforce. 🙂 If I recall, I think Wilberforce organized one of the first animal welfare societies in Britain.
See, Spurgeon has something to say about everything. 🙂 What a sweet “dawgie.” Love you, friend!