D.O.G. stands for me and it also stands for Depend On God. Hey person, since I’m a dog does that mean I depend on God all the time? If I depend on God will He give me one of those big bones like the dog in the craft has?
I can depend on God for a big bone.
What? I’m supposed to what?
Oh yeah, I’m supposed to be listening to a Bible story now.
They had battles in the Bible? Are they exciting?
Oh, I get it. When people depended on God He helped them win the battles. Did they give their dogs big juicy bones when they won?
Okay, I’ll listen.
King Asa was a king of Judah who depended on God. He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and commanded Judah to seek the Lord. They had peace in the land and were able to build up and fortify their cities and towns, and to prosper.
King Asa had an army of three hundred thousand men and they all had large shields and spears.
That sounds pretty scary. I bet no one could beat them.
What happened? Zerah the Cushite marched out against them with an even bigger army and three hundred chariots? Oh no!
Asa must have been pretty brave because he went out to meet that big old army and took up battle positions.
What’s going to happen, person?
I am listening.
Asa called out to the Lord his God and asked for help against that big army. And you know what?
The Lord struck down those mean old Cushites and they ran away. And Asa and his army chased them and got lots of plunder.
What’s plunder? Is that like big, juicy bones?
I’m hungry now, person.
They did what? They attacked the herdsmen’s camps and carried off sheep, goats, and camels.
Wow! I bet they needed lots of shepherd dogs to help bring those sheep back. It’s a good thing they got all those juicy bones.