Day 44

by Rev Joel Yong

Deuteronomy 25:4 GW
You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain.

God’s care extends even to animals.
Here He gives rules on how animals should be allowed to eat even as they are out at work.

Jamieson Fausset Brown records in commentary:
“This is a charge to husbandmen. It teaches us to make much of the animals that serve us. But we must learn, not only to be just, but kind to all who are employed for the good of our better part, our souls.”

Humane treatment of animals is commanded here but it goes beyond that.
It teaches masters of animals and slaves (employers in the modern context)- to care for those who labor under their supervision.

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