It’s Better To Be A living Dog Than A Dead Lion

“For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope. For a living dog is better than a dead lion.” Ecclesiastes 9:4

The scripture shows the importance of life in comparison to a dog and a lion.  A lion is considered to be the king of the jungle, when he roars all the other animals tremble. No one dare to test the Lion. But if that lion dies, he is no more feared, as a matter of fact he will become food for his enemies. Even the least among them will be fed from its carcass.  

Remember the story of the woman of Canaan who cried unto Jesus to have mercy on her because her daughter was plagued with a demon? Jesus ignored her request and said he was only sent to the lost sheep of Israel, and it was not meet (right) for him to take the children’s bread and cast it to dogs. The woman was not offended, she actually agreed with Jesus, then she said something immensely powerful, she said “truth, Lord, yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their master’s table.” (Matthew 15:27). Though she and her daughter were compared to a dog, yet through her persistent faith they received the blessing.

Maybe you are faced with challenges, such as job loss, a divorce or battling sickness, but be reminded today that you are still alive and you are at the perfect place where change is inevitable. You have another chance because you are alive! If you woke up this morning feeling like the least among the team, do not worry about that, stay close to the master and keep on worshiping like that woman from Canaan (Matthew 15:25) and the very crumbs from the table will be your breakthrough.  

Let us pray:  Lord please forgive me of my sins today. Thank you for your word.  Thank you for waking me up today and for reminding me that though I maybe feeling like the least among my brethren, I am still alive in Jesus name. Amen. Until next time. God bless you.

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Published by Sheila D.Currie Blake

A Christian by the grace of God. Author of Devine Intervention And Disagree In Love. Motivational Speaker and Intercessor. A proud mother of three awesome children. Two of which are currently serviing in the United States Military. A firm believer in family values and principles.

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