Dogs or Equals?

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

After conducting some rather unscientific research that left me pondering, I’ve concluded there are two types of dog owners. Those who consider their dogs dogs. And those who consider their dogs equals.

This is not a commentary on which is correct. Just an observation I’ve discussed with Baxter’s vet, who happens to agree with me. ūüėČ

Thinking about dog owners who treat their pets as equals got me thinking about how we often treat God as our equal. You know what I mean?


We forget God is Sovereign over us, and act as if we’re on equal footing with him in all ways. Intellect. Ability. Wisdom. Holiness.

We act as if God is our best bud, our equal, and because of that, we don’t show him the proper respect he deserves.

We believe we’re entitled to whatever we want, and it’s God’s job to give it to us, regardless of how¬†he might feel about it.


We consider our life our own to live the way we want, and ignore the rules God established for us.

We ignore the fact without God we are nothing, and push him to the side until the time we need something.


God is not our equal.

He is the Sovereign LORD who sits upon his throne and graciously provides for our needs. We are dependent on him and the salvation he freely gives to all through his son Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection.

The moment we snarl at God, and begin to believe we are his equal is the moment we need to stop and remember HE is God and we are not.

This list is not exhaustive by any means. But it got me thinking. Hopefully, it got you thinking also. Tell us what you would add to the list.

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Shout with joy before the Lord, O¬†earth! Obey him gladly; come before him, singing with joy.Try to realize what this means‚ÄĒthe Lord is God! He made us‚ÄĒwe are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:1-3 (NLT)

I wish you well.


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