Man's Best Friend

When someone says "Man's Best Friend" we automatically think of dogs. Scripture disagrees! This devotion explains.

I have a fun devotion on the incredible compatibility of dogs and humans (Dog Comfort). Dogs are truly designed by God to be our special companions, but Scripture would not call them “man’s best friend.”

God made all the animals…to include dogs…but “still there was no companion suitable for him” (Genesis 2:20).

During creation, there was only one time when God said something wasn’t good. “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” (Genesis 2:18

When God created Eve, I would imagine Adam had stars in his eyes and a stirring in his heart when he said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman,' for she was taken out of man.” (Genesis 2:23)

Some commentators have lightheartedly suggested that Adam said “Wooo Man!” when he saw Eve, and thus she was called “woman.”

A woman is the most suitable companion for a man, “Man’s Best Friend.” God's design always brings us good!

I've been married to "My Best Friend"  for over 50 years. ~ Gail

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When someone says "Man's Best Friend" we automatically think of dogs. Scripture disagrees! This devotion explains.


  1. Love this! Wives truly should be our husband's best friends! Thanks for the great reminder, Gail!

  2. Great post and I agree that a man's best friend should be his wife! Thanks for sharing at NOBH!

  3. Oh, yes, I agree that husband's and wife too, should be each others best friend - - but anyone who has ever owned a dog, knows that the dog comes second anyway!

  4. I love this!! So true! Very fun post and a good reminder!

    thanks for linking up to Marriage Monday! Would you mind adding my link to your blog? (If you did, I missed it!)

    Have a blessed day!

    1. So sorry, I just added it. I think it's so important to link back to a host on a blog hop. so sorry I overlooked your link initially. Gail

  5. I've been reading "Real Marriage" by Mark and Grace Driscoll and they talk a lot about how couples should work hard at being friends. I think your post is encouraging this also and it's often overlooked even though it seems like it should be the first thing we do as married couples. Thanks for you succinct and helpful post on this subject, Gail!