Yes you heard correctly, According to The American Pet Products Association, Americans will spend an estimated $60.59 billion on their pets annually. This staggering statistic truly forces us to question our priorities as it pertains to human life. According to the “Feeding America” foundation, the current government poverty stats are as follows:
• 45.3 million people (15 percent) were in poverty, including 14.7 million (20 percent) children under the age of 18.
• 49.1 million Americans lived in food-insecure households, including nearly 16 million children.
This is unacceptable in accordance with Biblical law which provide instruction on our responsibility to the poor, needy and those less fortunate than ourselves.
Deuteronomy 15:11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.
Psalm 82:3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
2 Corinthians 9:9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
Galatians 2:10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.
1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; 18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
The South African based “Feed a Child” organization has come under fire for a commercial which has been described as highly disturbing and racist. The commercial depicts a white woman feeding a small black child as if she were feeding her pet dog. Regardless of what emotions the commercial evokes, it does clearly elucidate the point that many hold the lives of animals in much higher regard than humans. Considering the above scriptures, it should be clear that such a mindset is an abomination to the God of the Bible!