A donkey did what? No way!
Okay person, I’ll tell this story without skipping over parts. I just can’t get over that donkey. I want to talk about the donkey.
Okay, I’ll wait. My person says when the Israelites were following Moses, the King of Moab became afraid of them. He thought they were going to wipe out his country. So he sent messengers to a diviner named Balaam to come and put a curse on them. But God told Balaam not to put a curse on the Israelites because they were blessed. Am I blessed person? I think I should be blessed too.
Okay, I’ll go back to the story. So Balaam said he couldn’t go with those messengers.
Those messengers went back to the king and told him Balaam wouldn’t come, so what did that king do? He sent even more messengers and told Balaam he would reward him handsomely. This time God told him to go, but to only do what He told him to do.
Hey person. Do you think Balaam wanted the money more than he wanted to do what God said? Because I think God knew Balaam was up to something. Was he up to no good?
Because God sent an angel to block his way. And the angel had his sword drawn.
Well, Balaam couldn’t see the angel but his donkey could. His donkey turned off the road and Balaam beat her. That poor donkey. All she was trying to do was save Balaam.
After that the angel of the Lord stood in a narrow path. The donkey pressed close to a wall and crushed Balaam’s foot. So he beat her again. I think I’m going to give Balaam what for.
Then that angel moved to a place where there was no way around so that donkey laid down under Balaam. And Balaam beat her with his staff.
Then God made the donkey so she could talk. This is so cool! That donkey asked Balaam why he was beating her.
Balaam actually answered his donkey and said if he’d had a sword he would kill her for making a fool of him.
The donkey asked the mean old Balaam if she hadn’t been a good donkey that didn’t normally act this way.
Balaam agreed this was not the way the donkey normally acted, and then the Lord let him see the angel. That angel gave Balaam what for and told him if his donkey hadn’t saved him he would have killed Balaam, but not the donkey.
I think Balaam got off lucky. That donkey and angel should have given him a really good talking to and then given him what for some more.
Hey person, if I let you ride on me do you think an angel would show up and teach me to talk?
March 18, 2012 at 10:40 am
But you are Super Dog, you should be able to talk, Bongo! Maybe, you have to try harder 🙂
March 19, 2012 at 12:49 pm
Sweet Kitten, I’m still waiting for God to open my mouth but in the meantime I do lots of talking – just not with words. Super Dog to the rescue!
March 18, 2012 at 3:26 pm
You kind of wonder why either Balaam didn’t get it sooner, or why God didn’t let the donkey talk sooner. That donkey deserves her place in heaven.
March 19, 2012 at 12:48 pm
Jen, I don’t think Balaam was very smart. I sure hope I see that donkey in heaven some day.
March 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm
Great story…. we wish God would let more animals talk…. 🙂 Ginger says if she was that Donkey she would’ve given him a big cussing out… LOL… Love your Bible stories Bongo!
The Collies and CHuck 🙂
March 19, 2012 at 12:50 pm
Thanks Collies and Chuck. I agree with Ginger. I think I’d give Balaam a big cussing out too. Oops, don’t tell my person I said that.
For the Love of My Dogs
March 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm
I wish all animals could talk, that would be so cool!! I guess you guys do talk, just in your own way, right? Thanks for sharing another great story Bongo 🙂 Have a great night!
March 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm
Thanks Deanna, it would be lots of fun if we could all talk.
March 19, 2012 at 1:16 am
Bongo, it almost looks like Balaam is an animal himself, in this case a bad animal, because he bites that little donkey. I’m so happy God sent an angel, and let the donkey speak, and Bongo, maybe you haven’t noticed, but you already talk 🙂
March 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm
Thanks Angels Whisper. That donkey is a better animal than Balaam. Maybe I need to talk louder so my person will pay more attention to me.
March 19, 2012 at 6:35 am
How brave the donkey is!!! Because although she was beaten by Balaam, she didn’t stop saving him. On the contrary, how mean Balaam is!!! *Grrrrrr*
I wonder if a diviner can put a curse on? like a witch?
March 19, 2012 at 12:58 pm
Kevin, apparently Balaam could put curses on people, but God is more powerful and He wouldn’t let Balaam do it this time.
March 19, 2012 at 6:43 am
Horror of horrors, beating a donkey! How terrible…. You bite his legs Bongo and I will box his ears. It’s a good thing that God could see what what going on…. that Balaam need a lesson in how to treat animals….
March 19, 2012 at 12:59 pm
Patreciau, Balaam certainly did need a lesson. I wouldn’t let him anywhere near your donkeys. Do your donkeys talk?
March 19, 2012 at 10:16 am
I enjoy your version of the Bible stories, Bongo; Balaam indeed should have realized his donkey was acting in his own best interest….stupid man.
March 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm
Thanks Bobbie Rae, I agree about Balaam. He sure didn’t give his donkey credit. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
March 19, 2012 at 5:12 pm
That Balaam got off easy if you ask us.
the brown dawgs
March 19, 2012 at 5:34 pm
Brown Dawgs, I agree with you. I think that angel should have really given Balaam what for. My person says God took care of him eventually though.
March 19, 2012 at 9:23 pm
Poor Scratchy if you suddenly decide to talk Bongo. But then again, Scratchy might follow your example and start talking too. Hmmn, how exciting that would be for all your persons at home! 🙂 I loved the bible story for today. Thanks!
March 19, 2012 at 9:27 pm
Thanks Sunshine. I think Scratchy would just ignore my if I talked – like he does now. I think he would drive everyone here nuts if he started talking though.
March 20, 2012 at 10:50 am
You gotta watch those angels, Bongo — especially the arch angels because they’re God’s warriors and are really tough.
March 20, 2012 at 10:53 am
Sandra, my person says the angels protect us as long as we’re following God. I think I’ll follow God.