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Back on His Word Again

12 Aug

A bunch of frogsIt’s about time! You mean God is finally going to give Pharaoh what for? I can’t wait to hear what He does.

Does God lock Pharaoh in the lion’s den – or throw him in the fiery furnace?

Oh. Those were different stories? Okay, I’ll listen.

God told Moses to wait on the bank of the Nile River to meet Pharaoh when he goes out to the water, and to bring the staff that turned into a snake. And then God told Moses to have Aaron take the staff and stretch out his hand over the waters of Egypt and all the water would turn to blood.

Moses told Pharaoh that God said to let his people go. Pharaoh wouldn’t do it so they turned the water into blood and the fish in the Nile died and the river smelled bad.

Hey person. I think somebody got that part of the story wrong. I bet that river smelled really good. Can we go check it out?

It happened a long time ago? Oh yeah, I forgot. I am listening, person.

The Egyptian magicians were able to do the same thing by their secret arts so Pharaoh’s heart became hard and he went into his palace.

Now what, person?

I’m listening – really.

About a week later God told Moses and Aaron to go back to Pharaoh and if he still wouldn’t listen God would plague the country with frogs. The frogs would get into the palace and on their beds, and in their ovens and where they kneaded their bread. The frogs would be everywhere.

But the magicians were able to make frogs come too. Pharaoh told Moses to pray for the Lord to take the frogs away and he would let his people go. So Moses asked Pharaoh to set the time and that’s when the frogs all died. They made big stinky piles of dead frogs…

Excuse me, person. Those piles of frogs probably had a nice smell. You know, dog perfume.

Okay, I’ll listen.

When Pharaoh saw that the frogs were gone he hardened his heart again and wouldn’t let the people go.

So this time God told Aaron to stretch out his staff and strike the dust of the ground. When he did that all the dust became gnats.

We have gnats here sometimes. They’re nasty little critters.

I’m listening.

The magicians couldn’t produce any gnats by their secret arts and told Pharaoh that this is the finger of God.

It’s about time. Is Pharaoh going to let the Israelites go now?

What!? Pharaoh’s heart was still hard and he wouldn’t listen? I don’t believe it!

So what now?

God had Moses tell Pharaoh that he was sending swarms of flies, but that there would be no flies in the part of the land where the Israelites lived. When flies swarmed into Pharaoh’s palace, and into the houses of his officials, and ruined the land, Pharaoh told Moses that he would let his people go if Moses would get rid of the flies.

Moses prayed to God and all the flies left.

And they finally got to go?

Hey, wait a minute! You mean to tell me Pharaoh went back on his word again? This is terrible. Next time God should leave those flies there.

I’ll be right back, person. I think I hear a fly buzzing in the kitchen. I’ve got to go catch it and send it to Pharaoh.

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37 Comments

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

 

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37 responses to “Back on His Word Again

  1. marina kanavaki

    August 12, 2012 at 11:03 am

    …what can I say Bongo?!!!!!

     
    • Bongo

      August 12, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      Marina, I just hope God finally gives that mean old Pharaoh a real good what for.

       
  2. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    August 12, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Your person really does a good job telling the stories of the Bible!

     
    • Bongo

      August 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks Misty Shores. I love hearing them and passing them on.

       
  3. Patricia

    August 12, 2012 at 11:54 am

    This is a great story. It has a really wonderful ending–but you have to get through some hard parts first.

     
    • Bongo

      August 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      Patricia, I’m waiting for God to give Pharaoh a real what for.

       
  4. pouringmyartout

    August 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Good dog.

     
    • Bongo

      August 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks Pouringmyartout. I always do my best.

       
      • pouringmyartout

        August 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm

        You get a treat and a belly scratch.

         
      • Bongo

        August 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm

        Woo woo!

         
      • pouringmyartout

        August 12, 2012 at 2:04 pm

        Dogs and babies love me… what can I say? Never trust anybody that dogs and babies do not like.

         
  5. rumpydog

    August 12, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I got a confession to make Bongo. I have a hard time believing God loves me when I read about how mean he’s treated some people. And if he’s like that, is it his fault when life is hard?

     
    • Bongo

      August 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Rumpy, there are lots of reasons bad things happen. I still can’t figure out why God allows thunder. Some things happen as consequences of our own actions – and sometimes we have no idea why some things happen. God looks at things differently than we do and sometimes He can see how things that seem really bad to us at the time will make us better in the long run. I guess that doesn’t help explain things like widespread poverty and suffering, but if everyone did just a little to help eradicate that maybe there wouldn’t be any. God could do everything Himself but I think He wants us to do most of it because of the blessings we receive when we help others.

       
  6. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    August 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    As always, I love your Sunday bible stories

     
    • Bongo

      August 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks Susan.

       
  7. Chancy and Mumsy

    August 12, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Sweet Bongo your input into these stories would hold anyone’s interest. We hope hundreds or thousands find and read these stories. We love and enjoy these stories very much. Hugs and nose kisses

     
    • Bongo

      August 12, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks Chancy and Mumsy. I have fun telling them. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

       
  8. eripanwkevin

    August 13, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Oh no…What a stubborn Pharaoh he is!!! He doesn’t feel any fear or respect of God? Why he doesn’t listen? He thinks that he is superior to God? God should show his power to Pharaoh directly!

     
    • Bongo

      August 13, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Kevin, my person says that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart so he wouldn’t give in. She says that’s so God can really give him what for. I’m still waiting for that to happen.

       
  9. snoopy@snoopysdogblog

    August 13, 2012 at 7:33 am

    I’m with you Bongo, I get very distracted by flies – when I was getting groomed yesterday outside they were buzzing around and I kept trying to catch them in my mouth – I’ve never caught one yet – but I sure try!! 🙂

    I hope there’s a happy ending to your story 🙂

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      August 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      Snoopy, those pesky flies sure are hard to catch, aren’t they? My person says there is a happy ending to the story, but we still have to go through some stuff to get there. I’m just waiting for God to really give Pharaoh what for.

       
  10. FleaByte

    August 13, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Man – my dogs would have loved that fly part. And the frog part. My cat would have liked the frog part, too. And my chickens would have. What a great time to be alive! Until the hail …

     
    • Bongo

      August 13, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      FleaByte, I’m not sure why those Egyptians didn’t like all those things. I would have loved them too. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

       
  11. Bassas Blog

    August 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    I love your bible stories Bongo!

     
    • Bongo

      August 15, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      Thanks Bassa. I have so much fun telling them.

       
  12. colliesofthemeadow

    August 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Wow, that Pharoah is one big fool!!! Even Ginger is saying God will nuke him now!!! The collies are bagging up some of their droppings to send to Pharoah….. Ginger is all excited she is watching for the update and she hopes there is a film of God Nuking Pharoah!

     
    • Bongo

      August 15, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      Collies, if God doesn’t nuke Pharaoh, I’m sure the droppings will take care of it. I’ll add mine in there too. My person laughed out loud when she read that.

       
  13. angelswhisper2011

    August 15, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Bongo, can I also send the frogs of my garden back to Pharao?

     
    • Bongo

      August 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      Angels Whisper, Pharaoh has so many frogs I’m sure he won’t notice a few more.

       
      • sandrabranum

        August 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm

        Bongo I just love the way you tell these Bible stories. Good job!

         
      • Bongo

        August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm

        Thanks Sandra.

         
  14. dogdaz

    August 17, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Great post

     
    • Bongo

      August 17, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      Thanks Dogdaz.

       

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