And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.
It has been about a month since we had to say goodbye to Diamond. As I lay here recovering from back surgery a lot of thoughts have been marching through my head, one of which is about Diamond. I was remembering how faithful she was. She took as her main job in life to take care of me. Many times I would be trying to cover up the pain I was experiencing which went pretty well Except for Diamond. My wife always could tell the degree of my pain by the way Diamond would stay by my side, the greater the pain the closer she would stick to me like glue.
Archibald Rutledge wrote that one day he met a man whose dog had just been killed in a forest fire. Heartbroken, the man explained to Rutledge how it happened. Because he worked out-of-doors, he often took his dog with him. That morning, he left the animal in a clearing and gave him a command to stay and watch his lunch bucket while he went into the forest. His faithful friend understood, for that's exactly what he did. Then a fire started in the woods, and soon the blaze spread to the spot where the dog had been left. But he didn't move. He stayed right where he was, in perfect obedience to his master's word. With tearful eyes, the dog's owner said, "I always had to be careful what I told him to do, because I knew he would do it."
WOW! There is a great lesson there for us. As we read God’s Word and listen to His words to us would God say that about us, “I knew he or she would do that.”
Dear Lord, help us to be so obedient to the things that You tell us to do that there will be no doubt of what we will do. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.