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.
February 12, 2012 at 10:35 am
Since you are super dog, Bongo, I don’t think you need stones. Those lions and bears will run away as soon as they see you!
February 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm
Sweet Kitten, I guess I might be pretty scary with my Super Dog cape on, huh?
February 12, 2012 at 10:51 am
They never really talk much about dogs in the Bible, do they? A shepherd’s dogs were definitely important…and sheep are definitely better than war.
Wasn’t Goliath one of the Nephilim? That makes it extra scary to his army, that a human kid with a rock felled him.
February 12, 2012 at 2:27 pm
Jen, my person says most of the times the Bible mentions dogs the things it says about them aren’t very nice – but she did some research to find out what kinds of dogs they had in those days, and they definitely had shepherd dogs although they were probably different breeds than the shepherd dogs of today.
February 12, 2012 at 11:23 am
I’m surprised anybody would not believe David. If you’ve seen that video of June Buggie smacking me around, you’d know the little guy isn’t always the underdog!
February 12, 2012 at 2:29 pm
Rumpy, I’ve seen that video of June Buggie. That’s enough to convince anyone.
February 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm
Great Story BOngo!
We love the Bible stories! The Collies think it would be fun to get you and go beat up a Lion.. after all they are just a cat! LOL…. Its an amazing story that shows it isn’t size that matters its what you do with what you got! 🙂
The Collies and CHuck 🙂
February 12, 2012 at 6:43 pm
Come on over Collies. I’ve heard there are mountain lions around here. I’ve never seen one though. We could go find one and beat it up together.
February 12, 2012 at 6:52 pm
I think David had sheep dogs so he could go and fight Goliath without having to find a babysitter for his sheep! After all, who better to protect sheep than a quality sheep dog?
February 12, 2012 at 6:56 pm
Rocco, I bet David’s sheep dogs were pretty good at keeping an eye on those sheep. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
For the Love of My Dogs
February 12, 2012 at 8:48 pm
You are so funny– collecting stones tee-hee 🙂 I wonder how come there aren’t more dogs in the Bible. If you ask our pups, that would be awesome! Then again, lions, bears, sheep and occasional sheep dogs are pretty neat, too.
February 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm
Deanna, I really wish they talked about those good dogs more in the Bible. Mostly when dogs are mentioned they’re the strays, running wild in the streets.
February 12, 2012 at 10:09 pm
Erm, hope you don’t collect stones that you accidentally swallow. That would be a real choke up!
February 13, 2012 at 10:54 am
Sunshine, I eat a lot of things but stones aren’t tasty enough so I leave them alone.
February 13, 2012 at 12:06 pm
Whew! That’s a relief!
February 13, 2012 at 12:20 pm
Sunshine, I guess that giant Goliath could have really cause havoc to David. It’s a good thing David depends on God.
February 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm
Amen to that Bongo!
February 13, 2012 at 2:31 pm
February 13, 2012 at 1:32 am
Bongo, it’s so sweet of you to think always of others, you’re a true helping dog, but I also don’t think you need the stones, you have your cape to scare them off 😀
February 13, 2012 at 10:55 am
Angelswhisper, I guess I do look pretty scary in my cape, don’t I.
February 13, 2012 at 3:19 am
Bongo, you’re a Goliath in David’s body!
February 13, 2012 at 2:34 pm
Thanks Marina, that’s a real compliment – especially since the Bible says that David was handsome.
February 13, 2012 at 3:27 am
Another good animal story Bongo!
February 13, 2012 at 10:56 am
February 13, 2012 at 4:12 am
Woof! Woof! Interesting. Golden Thanks for sharing. Happy Monday Mischief. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
February 13, 2012 at 10:57 am
Thanks Sugar. I’m contemplating what kind of mischief to get into today.
February 13, 2012 at 7:05 am
David looks like “Harry Potter” as both of them are protected by certaine storong power and nobody defeat them even if they are much bigger and stronger than David or Harry are! 🙂
The power that protects David is God’s? or Jesus’s?
February 13, 2012 at 11:06 am
Kevin, the question you are asking is kind of complicated. The answer is yes to both. God’s power protected David. David lived about a thousand years before Jesus came to earth as a human, but God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are one being with three parts. It’s something really hard for people – and dogs – to understand.
I believe the power that protected Harry Potter was the love of his mother. Kind of the same with David except the love of God is even more powerful.
February 14, 2012 at 6:34 am
Bongo, thanks so much for the answer. I think that I understood what you mean. 🙂
I really enjoy this bible stories!!!!
February 14, 2012 at 10:44 am
Thanks, and you’re welcome Kevin.
February 13, 2012 at 8:08 am
Glad to hear you’re gonna take care of David’s Sheep and Sheep Dog, I was all worried about them! 🙂
Be careful buddy,
Your pal Snoopy 🙂
February 13, 2012 at 11:15 am
Snoopy, I’ve always got to make sure the animals are okay.
February 15, 2012 at 10:57 am
Wow Bongo, another great Bible story from your person. Instead of collecting stones, collect treats for you and your person because you need to keep her strength up so she can continue to tell you these fantastic Bible stories.
February 15, 2012 at 12:15 pm
Sandra, treats sound good. Maybe I can collect some for David’s sheep dogs too.
February 15, 2012 at 12:32 pm
That was an excellent story. That Goliath should not have underestimated David or the Lord. 🙂
February 15, 2012 at 3:09 pm
Brown Dawgs, I guess Goliath learned his lesson the hard way.