How we admire the obedience a dog shows to its master! 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 thats 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 didnt move. He stayed right where he was, in perfect obedience to his masters word.
With tearful eyes, the dogs owner said, “I always had to be careful what I told him to do, because I knew he would do it.”