First of all before I begin, I want to make things very clear to the reader I love animals a lot. I also think that animals should be treated right at all times and never be cruel to an animal.
Now saying this I get very disgusted when I see humans place animals above the value of a human being. First of all God created animals by speaking and he formed the human from the dust of the earth. We were lovingly and fearfully made according to his word. God also breathed into Adam and gave man a living soul. He did not do that with animals.
You might think that animals are far more valuable than humans. I am telling you they are not. The human being was commanded to be fruitful and multiply, to subdue the earth. No animal was ever instructed to do that.
Animals run on an instinct while humans have the ability to reason and think. Too many people treat animals like kings while treating humans like dirt. If a person is an unbeliever that is understandable but for a believer a human being should always come first.
People cry out for help financially and many times they are ignored. While when a cry for help on some animal financially goes out, then many spend a lot of money on them. This is totally wrong.
I am not saying that we should not financially support an animal in distress. What I am saying this should never be done at the expense of a fellow human being.
Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost. He was talking about humans not animals. Jesus died for the sin of all humanity not, one word is mentioned about him dying to save an animal.
Christians or believers must always treat their animals or pets with compassion and kindness but must never forget that in the scheme of things the human being must be priority number 1.
Let us not fall into the sinful trap of treating animals like royalty while treating people like dirt. If I had to choose between feeding a starving human and animal I would feed the human. Even as much as I love animals I love people more who are created in Gods image.
We as believers must always worship the creator not the creation.