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Sneaking Up

You mean that mean old King Saul went after David again?

I don’t believe it. King Saul went after David with 3000 men and David only had 600 men? I sure hope David had some dogs to help him out too. My dog buddies would give King Saul what for.

What do you mean, that’s not part of the story? I think dogs should be in the story.

Okay person, I’ll try to tell the story right.

David found out where King Saul had camped and he went there and saw where Saul and Abner, the commander of the army, had lain down. Saul was inside the camp with his army around him, and he had stuck his spear in the ground near his head.

Well, David took another man named Abishai with him and they snuck up on King Saul while everyone was sleeping. I sure would have liked to sneak up on King Saul too.

I could be quiet enough. I could. What if someone woke up while David was sneaking in?

See? If the Lord put everyone in a deep sleep they wouldn’t wake up for me either.

Okay, I’ll go back to the story.

Abishai wanted to kill King Saul with his spear but David wouldn’t let him because King Saul was the Lord’s anointed. So what did David do? He took King Saul’s spear and water jug and they left.

Come on David, you’ve got to stir up more mischief than that. That would hardly count for a Monday Mischief Blog Hop.

So David did what next? He did?

David went up on a hill a ways away and yelled at King Saul and Abner and told them what he’d done.

Is that it, person? When is God going to give King Saul what for?

Really? My person says that eventually King Saul died in battle and David got to be king, but David still kept having adventures after that.

I wish I could be David’s dog. I like having adventures.

No person, I’m happy being your dog, but your adventures are mild compared to David’s. After all, I am Super Dog.

Super Dog

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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No Missing Sheep

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Hey person, when are you going to tell me the story about those other sheep that David met?

Really? You’re finally going to tell me? So what happened to David’s sheep?

Okay, I’ll listen.

My person says King Saul kept chasing David, so David couldn’t go back home and see his sheep. But he went to a place where there were some other sheep. The sheep belonged to a rich man named Nabal who owned a thousand goats and three thousand sheep.

While David and his men were at this place they kept watch over the shepherds and the sheep and made sure nothing of theirs was missing. Don’t forget the sheep dogs, person. I’m sure they watched the sheep dogs too.

Okay person, I’ll listen. Just don’t forget the sheep dogs next time.

David heard that Nabal was shearing sheep. This was always a festive time and since David and his men had helped Nabal’s shepherds, David sent ten of his men to Nabal to greet and bless him and ask for anything he could spare.

Did Nabal give David a sheep so he wouldn’t miss his own sheep so much? Maybe a sheep dog too?

He was? He did what? Listen to this. My person says Nabal was a mean man and not only did he not give David’s men anything – he insulted David as well. I’d give him what for, person.

All right! My person says that’s exactly what David intended to do. He told his men to put on their swords and go after Nabal and his men. About four hundred men went with David and he left two hundred men with the supplies.

What happened next, person? Did they get him?

No way! My person says that even though Nabal was a mean man he had a wife named Abigail who was beautiful and intelligent. One of the servants told her what had happened and she quickly loaded up a bunch of food onto donkeys and headed out to meet David. When she found him she talked him out of going after Nabal and asked David to leave everything up to the Lord, and David praised the Lord for stopping him from doing what he had planned to do.

When Abigail returned home that mean old Nabal was having a party and had gotten drunk so she waited until the next morning to tell him what had happened. When she told him his heart failed and he became like a stone. About ten days later the Lord struck him and he died. Serves him right.

When David heard that Nabal had died he praised the Lord for doing that and keeping him from doing it himself. Then, you know what David did? He asked Abigail to marry him. And she did.

Hey person, you know sometimes when I get mad at someone and I want to give them what for? Well, even if God gives them what for, I still want to give them what for too.

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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Hidden in a Cave

Landscape with David at the Cave of Adullam

Person, what do you mean you’re not going to tell me the story of those other sheep? You promised.

Well, I figured you meant you’d tell me that story next. I don’t want to wait.

Okay, I’ll listen. But this better be good.

My person says that after David escaped from King Saul, King Saul chased him around the countryside because he still wanted to kill him. For a time David hid in the cave of Adullam and his family and lots of men joined him there. The men that joined him did not have the best of character. They were the distressed, indebted, and the discontent. Person, I’m not sure what all those words mean.

Okay, I’ll listen.

My person says that David became the leader of all those men that have words with D in them. He even straightened some of them out.

How did he do that, person?

He what? He did? My person says that one of the things David did was to set a good example for the men. I set good examples. I could straighten out those men.

One of the times that King Saul was chasing David he went into a cave to relieve himself. This was not any cave. It happened to be the cave that David and his men were in. They were far back in it so King Saul didn’t see them.

While King Saul was doing his business, David crept up on him and…

He didn’t kill him? But any normal person would kill someone who was out to kill them. After all, it’s self defense.

Do you believe it? David didn’t kill King Saul. Instead he cut off the corner of his robe. Then he felt guilty for even doing that, because King Saul was the Lord’s anointed.

So David went out of the cave and told King Saul what he had done. He said he’d done nothing against King Saul and wouldn’t. David gave it to the Lord to avenge the wrongs King Saul had done to him.

Person, I think the Lord is more powerful than David. I wouldn’t want Him after me. So what happened to King Saul? Something really nasty?

What do you mean, that’s another story? I would think he’d get struck down right there.

He did? King Saul left? But he went after David again later?

I don’t get it. I think I’ll gather up my dog buddies and go after King Saul right now. See you later.

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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Jealousy Can Be Deadly

David and Saul

Hey person, you know that David guy? The one who killed that giant named Goliath?

Yeah, him. Whatever happened to his sheep – and his sheep dogs?

What? He didn’t? Other people had to take care of them? Why? Won’t David miss them?

My person says that after David killed Goliath he became a big hero and all the Israelites loved him. King Saul kept David in his service and didn’t let him go home any more to his family and his sheep – and sheep dogs.

But then something happened. After that battle with the Philistines all the people praised King Saul, but they praised David even more.

And King Saul got really jealous.

King Saul got so jealous that while David was playing the harp for him he threw a spear at him and tried to pin David to the wall.

He what!? He threw that spear at David twice? I hope David was okay.

My person says that David got away from King Saul and then King Saul was afraid of David because he knew the Lord was with him. So you know what that mean old King Saul did? He sent David out to battle, hoping that David would get killed.

David didn’t get killed, did he person? What would his sheep do without him?

He was? Oh that’s good. My person says David was very successful in battle because the Lord was with him, and he became even more of a hero in Israel.

So then what happened?

No way. You know what happened next? That mean old King Saul threw another spear at David while he was playing the harp. David had had enough by this point and he knew King Saul meant business, so that night he escaped.

What happened next person? Oh, come on. Tell me more.

I don’t believe it. My person won’t tell me any more. She says King Saul chased after David and David had lots and lots of adventures.

What kind of adventures person? Did David’s sheep have adventures too?

Really? David’s sheep didn’t have any adventures, but some other sheep did?

Come on person, I think you’re pulling the wool over my eyes.

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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A Sling and a Stone

David gegen Goliath

Another story about David? And this one’s a really big adventure? What I want to know is what happened to David’s sheep – and his sheep dogs?

He did? My person says that when David went to play the harp for King Saul he missed his sheep so he would go home to be with them sometimes. Well, one time when David was hanging out with his sheep Saul and the Israelite army ended up having a big standoff with the Philistine army.

I asked my person why the Israelites didn’t get their air force to come help them and she said that wasn’t possible. I’m not sure why.

My person said that David’s three oldest brothers had followed King Saul to the war. Jesse, David’s father, told David to take some food to his brothers and find out how they were doing.

David had to leave his sheep and his sheep dogs again, but he obeyed his father and went to see his brothers. When he got there he saw a Philistine named Goliath who was challenging the Israelites to send one man to fight with him. Goliath was a giant – over nine feet tall – and the Israelites were afraid of him.

King Saul learned that David was asking about Goliath and sent for him. David told King Saul that he would fight Goliath and King Saul told David he was just a boy and didn’t stand a chance.

David said he had killed both a bear and a lion while defending his sheep – Wow, David. You rock! – yeah, I’m listening person. David said the Lord who had protected him from the lion and the bear would also protect him against Goliath.

King Saul gave David his armor to wear in the fight, but David said it would just get in the way because he wasn’t used to it. He chose five smooth stones from the stream and his sling instead. Are you sure David? You don’t want to turn your sheep and sheep dogs into orphans.

When Goliath saw David approaching he was insulted that the Israelites would send a boy to fight him. He cursed David and told him he was a goner.

David told Goliath he had come against him in the name of the Lord Almighty and the Lord was much stronger than Goliath’s sword, and spear, and javelin.

David reached into his bag, took out a stone, and slung it at Goliath. The stone struck Goliath in the forehead and sank in. Goliath fell face down on the ground and the Philistine army ran.

Hey person, I’m going to go out and collect some stones. No, I won’t hurt anybody with them. I’m collecting them for David’s sheep dogs. They’ve got lions and bears around and David isn’t there.

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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Harp Service

David and Saul

Hey person, whatever happened to that guy who hung out with the sheep? The one with the sheep dogs that was anointed king.

Yeah, that’s him – David. So what happened to him?

Yeah, I want another Bible story. But only if it’s about that cool guy who likes sheep and dogs.

He what, person? He went into the king’s service? But wasn’t he the king now?

Oh, I get it. I think. He was anointed king, but he didn’t get to be the king. Was he just playing a game, like cops and robbers or something?

My person says Saul was still the king but the Spirit of the Lord had left him and an evil spirit started tormenting him. Saul’s servants thought that if he found someone to play the harp for him it would make him feel better.

You know what? That David guy not only hangs out with sheep, it turns out he plays the harp too, and one of King Saul’s servants knew about David.

I hope that servant didn’t tell King Saul that David was supposed to be the king.

My person says it would still be a long time before David got to be king, but in the meantime he had to leave his sheep and sheep dogs and go play his harp for King Saul.

He did? You mean he still got to take some animals with him?

David got to take a donkey loaded with bread – at least that donkey didn’t get hungry – and a skin of wine. Oh no, you’d better watch it donkey. You could get in trouble with that wine.

David also took a young goat with him. I hope that goat is as nice as the sheep.

Whenever that evil spirit tormented King Saul, David would play his harp for him and King Saul would feel better.

I wonder if David sang any songs about dogs.

 

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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Hanging with Sheep

David anointed by Samuel

My person said she wanted to tell me about a person in the Bible named David and she thought I’d probably like him. When I asked her why she said that he started out as a shepherd and he probably had shepherd dogs to help him with the sheep. I like this guy already.

My person told me that David grew up in the town of Bethlehem and that even though he lived about a thousand years before, he had a lot to do with another person who started out in Bethlehem around a lot of animals. I asked my person who and she said that’s another story and we’ll get to it soon.

That’s okay, I want to hear about David and his shepherd dogs.

Well, my person said one day when David was out with his sheep a prophet named Samuel came to his father’s house. Samuel had been told by God to go to David’s father Jesse’s house and anoint one of Jesse’s sons as king. David had seven older brothers and Samuel thought that some of them looked like likely candidates to be king, but God told Samuel it didn’t matter what people looked like. He was more interested in their heart.

I’m sure David had a good heart because he was good to animals. Anyway, my person said that Samuel must have been perplexed (what kind of a word is that?) because God told him that He had not chosen any of the sons that were there. Samuel asked Jesse if he had any more sons and Jesse told him his youngest was out tending the sheep.

They called for David and when he came God told Samuel he was the one. David not only had a good heart, he was handsome too.

My person said when Samuel anointed David king there was already another king named Saul, so David didn’t get to be king right away. She said David had lots of adventures because of Saul but for now he got to go back and be with the sheep. How cool is that? A king that likes hanging out with his sheep.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2011 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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