Continuing in his series that started with goats & sheep and how they are applied spiritually to Christians, shepherds as they are applied to the ministry and Christ Himself being the good shepherd, David Jones now describes the spiritual lessons God gives with dogs & wolves. In the modern world, we love the family dog and think of them as man's best friend. They are loyal and love us unconditionally, often defending their owners with their lives. Yet dogs are portrayed rather negatively in scripture - God uses them to represent those that that are foolish and unclean, often practicing evil deeds and are unwilling, or unable, to discern good from evil. Does God want us to be like dogs? Isn't it good to love and follow God unconditionally, or are we then also unable to discern the things we do as being evil? In turn, does God simply love us unconditionally regardless of what we do?
Alternatively, David discusses wolves who, in their nature, are natural killers and extremely dangerous, yet beautiful creatures. Yet Christ uses wolves to describe spiritual false teachers and prophets that will selfishly lurk to strike the sheep and dressing up as a sheep themselves.