The Writing on the Wall

27 May
Belshazzar's Feast depicts a vision described ...

Belshazzar’s Feast depicts a vision described in the biblical Book of Daniel. –31&src= Daniel 5:1–31 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You mean this Bible story started with a party? I didn’t know they had parties in the Bible?

It was a king who was having the party? I thought kings were too busy to have parties. I want a party. Can I have a dog party? I could invite all my dog blogging friends and all my trail dog friends over for a big party.

I am listening, person. I can listen and have a party too.

When King Belshazzar was king of Babylon he gave a big party and dogs weren’t invited. I’m not very happy about that.

Okay person, I’ll pay attention to the story.

King Belshazzar had the gold and silver goblets that had been taken from the temple in Jerusalem brought in, and everybody at the party drank wine from them. While they were drinking they praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze, iron, wood and stone. Why didn’t they praise the gods of dogs?

Okay person, I’ll listen.

While they were having this big party and praising all those gods, the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the wall. The king got so scared his face turned pale, his knees knocked together, and his legs gave way. He promised great reward for anyone who could read the writing and tell him what it meant, but no one could.

Then the queen told the king that Daniel could tell him what the writing meant, so the king called for Daniel. Is this the same Daniel who ate all those vegetables? Maybe he’ll give me all the meat that he’s not eating.

Person, I can think about meat now. The story’s on pause while they wait for Daniel to get there. I guess he didn’t eat meat or go to parties.

When Daniel got there he gave that king what for and told him he had set himself against the Lord of heaven because everyone had drunk from the goblets of his temple and praised gods which cannot see, hear, or understand.

Daniel said God sent the hand that wrote on the wall, and the message said that God has brought King Belshazzar’s reign to an end and given it to the Medes and the Persians, because God was not happy with the king.

That very night King Belshazzar was killed and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom.

Hey person, I guess I don’t need a dog party after all.


Posted by on May 27, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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21 responses to “The Writing on the Wall

  1. colliesofthemeadow

    May 27, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Great story Bongo! The morale of this story is stay on the good side of God…. 🙂 Thank you for sharing more stories about our faith! God Bless You and your human Bongo!!! 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 27, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      Thanks Collies and Chuck. I have to stay on the good side of God and the good side of my person. God Bless You too.

  2. misswhiplash

    May 28, 2012 at 12:08 am

    you are a well educated dog Bongo, not many dogs get the Scriptures read to them

    • Bongo

      May 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      Patreciau, I guess my person must really love me to read all those Bible stories to me.

      • misswhiplash

        May 29, 2012 at 3:45 am

        I think so too Bongo

  3. Alfie Entlebucher (@AlfieEntle)

    May 28, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Rooo Bongo – thanks for bringing the bible to us doggies. My humans aren’t believers but we all think everyone should learn about each other’s faith and I agree – its interesting, and you write so well its fun to read too! *waggy tail*

    • Bongo

      May 28, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Alfie, I’m glad you enjoy my stories. I think it’s good to learn about different faiths too – and some of the stories I’ve been telling actually belong to two faiths – Judaism and Christianity.

  4. eripanwkevin

    May 28, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Thanks very much for today’s bible story, Bongo! We really enjoy to read and learn about each story every week!!! The way your person tells about them to us is very easy to understand!!! We’re glad to have this opportunity to learn!!! 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 28, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      Kevin, I’m so glad you’re enjoying the stories. It makes me enjoy telling them more when I know people and dogs are enjoying reading them.

  5. Bassetmomma

    May 28, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Great story! thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks Bassetmomma.

  6. philosophermouseofthehedge

    May 28, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Bongo, thanks for the story. It’s a good thing that message got written down where they can see it – that way people can see the message and maybe remember it. People seem to forget stuff all the time. Dogs remember so much better.

    • Bongo

      May 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      Karen, maybe I should write a message when I need food. My person is always forgetting and I have to remind her.

  7. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    May 28, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Oh Dear,

    That doesn’t sound like a fun party buddy!!

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 28, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      Snoopy, I think I’d be pretty scared if a paw showed up at my party and started scratching in the dirt.

  8. angelswhisper2011

    May 29, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Wow, Bongo, you can multitasking: listening and partying at the same time 😀

    • Bongo

      May 29, 2012 at 9:50 am

      Angels Whisper, I never thought of it that way. Maybe that’s why my person keeps telling me to listen – I’m too busy partying.

  9. fluffypopcorn

    May 30, 2012 at 3:39 am

    Thanks for sharing Bongo! 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 30, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      You’re welcome Popcorn.

  10. Sunshine

    June 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I thought life is a party, Bongo? Shh, just don’t tell your persons…:)

    • Bongo

      June 24, 2012 at 9:27 pm

      Sunshine, life is a party – and mine turn out better than that king’s party.


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