Plethora of Plagues

19 Aug

Drawing of a dead cowThis must be it, right? God is really going to give that mean old Pharaoh what for. What’s he going to do?

Person, I’m listening. I can’t wait for God to give Pharaoh what for. So what did he do?

Moses went back to Pharaoh again and once more told him that God said to “Let my people go.” But Pharaoh still wouldn’t listen.

So what did God do?

No way! That’s not fair. God put a plague on the animals and all of the Egyptians horses, donkeys, camels, cattle, sheep, and goats died. Person, I don’t like that plague at all.

But none of the Israelites animals died? Okay, I think I’ll go hang out with those sheepdogs that belong to the Israelites.

But Pharaoh still wouldn’t let the Israelites go? I don’t believe it. He should be very upset about losing his animals.

I’m listening, person.

The Lord told Moses and Aaron to take handfuls of soot from a furnace and have Moses toss it into the air in front of Pharaoh. God would make the soot turn into fine dust all over the land and cause festering boils to break out on men and animals.

When Moses did this even those pesky magicians couldn’t stand before Moses because of the boils. But Pharaoh still wouldn’t listen.

Maybe Pharaoh wants God to turn him into a punching bag.

I am listening. What happens next?

God told Moses to tell Pharaoh that He could strike him and his people with a plague that would wipe them off the face of the earth, but He wanted to show His power so that His name might be proclaimed in all the earth. So this time God warned Pharaoh to have everyone bring their livestock and everything they had in the field to a place of shelter, because He was going to send the nastiest hail storm they’d ever seen. Some people feared the word of the Lord and did what He said, but others ignored Him. The hail came down and destroyed everything except the crops that hadn’t yet come up. But there was no hail where the Israelites lived. Pharaoh asked Moses to stop the hail and then he still wouldn’t let the Israelites go.

Person, do I have to give Pharaoh what for myself? Nothing God does is getting to him.

Okay, I’ll listen. But Pharaoh better let those Israelites go soon.

God sent Moses to tell Pharaoh that if he still wouldn’t let his people go He would send locusts that would eat everything the hail hadn’t destroyed. Pharaoh’s officials had had enough and they told Pharaoh to do what Moses asked.

Pharaoh told Moses that he would let the men go worship God, but the women and children would have to stay. That wasn’t good enough so Moses stretched his hand out over Egypt and the Lord sent a wind that blew in so many locusts that the ground was black, and they ate everything. Pharaoh asked Moses to take the locusts away so God sent a wind that blew every one of them away.

Hey, I bet those locusts would have been tasty treats.

Person, Pharaoh won’t listen. Why should I listen?

What? A plague might come on me? Okay, I’m listening. I’m listening.

This time the Lord told Moses to stretch out his hand to the sky so that darkness would spread over Egypt – darkness that could be felt. And it was dark for three days. No one could see anybody else, or leave his place. But there was light where the Israelites lived.

And Pharaoh told Moses that his people – even the women and children – could leave to worship the Lord. But they had to leave their flocks and herds behind.

Moses told Pharaoh they needed some of the livestock for worshipping the Lord, and until they got there they wouldn’t know which ones.

And God hardened Pharaoh’s heart again and he told Moses to get out of his sight and not to come back. He said the day Moses saw his face again he would die.

Hey person, I bet God is going to give Pharaoh a really serious what for, but I think Pharaoh is in the dark about this.


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


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29 responses to “Plethora of Plagues

  1. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    August 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

    As always, my favourite Sunday Bible story writer. Thanks

    • Bongo

      August 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks Susan.

  2. marina kanavaki

    August 19, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Oh, No Bongo! Plague won’t come on you, don’t worry!
    Your person is a wonderful storyteller… she has your full attention!

    • Bongo

      August 19, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      Marina, I think my person was trying to scare me into listening. It worked. Thanks.

  3. Chancy and Mumsy

    August 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Still lovin’ reading the story sweet Bongo…love your input too. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      August 19, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      Thanks Chancy and Mumsy. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

  4. colliesofthemeadow

    August 19, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    This is great isnt Bongo? The Pharaoh is getting his butt kicked royally, but wont give up. Ginger says nuke him… TWICE!!!! BUt, I think God is going to do worse to him……. As for a plague coming upon you Bongo… we think your human is pulling your leg. By the way, a huge bag of dog droppings is on its way to Pharaoh now along with a slow burning fuse and directions to leave it on his doorstep… hehehehe *Ginger is patting herself on the back for this one!* Your human will explain what happens with the bag of dog droppings when it begins to burn on Pharaoh’s doorstep… snicker

    • Bongo

      August 19, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Ginger, I think I’ll add a bag of dog droppings to yours. My younger person has been saving them in the back yard. That Pharaoh will get a double what for from us.

  5. eripanwkevin

    August 20, 2012 at 6:24 am

    Hmmm….God semms to be very strong and he can do whatever he wants but still the Pharaoh is really stubborn….I’m just wondering why the Pharaoh is so afraid to let the Israelites go???

    • Bongo

      August 20, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      Kevin, the Bible says that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart because He wanted everyone to be sure to know that all these miracles were performed by God. But I think Pharaoh was just plain stubborn anyway. He had all those Israelites for slave labor and he didn’t want to lose them.

  6. FleaByte

    August 20, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Pharaoh is so stubborn. Seriously. He’s at LEAST as stubborn as I am. Hm.

    • Bongo

      August 20, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      FleaByte, you gotta watch it when you’re stubborn with God, because He’ll give you what for for sure.

  7. Hawk (@browndogcbr)

    August 20, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Hi Y’all!

    Just hoppin’ by to say “hi”.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    • Bongo

      August 20, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Hawk.

  8. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    August 20, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Hey Bongo,

    I love that Cow drawing, did you do it yourself buddy? You know it’s upside down, right?! 🙂

    Hope you’re having a fun day 🙂

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Bongo

      August 20, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      Hey Snoopy, I take no credit for that upside down cow. My person said she couldn’t find any good plague pictures so she drew that cow. I think it fell over dead.

  9. Sunshine

    August 20, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    A plate of locust sounds tasty…crunchy and lots of protein! 🙂

    • Bongo

      August 21, 2012 at 9:32 am

      Sunshine, I think it sounds yummy too. All the ones around here hang out in trees so I never get to try them.

      • Sunshine

        August 21, 2012 at 10:11 pm

        Oh, dear, I better send you a *cyber* plate full of crunches…here it comes!!

      • Bongo

        August 21, 2012 at 11:48 pm

        Num num. Thanks Sunshine.

  10. tylersat99

    August 20, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Sorry Bongo this one had a lot of really bad things happen. People just don’t listen!

    • Bongo

      August 21, 2012 at 9:37 am

      Lexie and Mica, I bet a lot of bad things wouldn’t happen if people would just listen to God and do what they’re supposed to do.

  11. angelswhisper2011

    August 21, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Bongo, it looks like History repeats itself nowadays and we’re still not listening 😦

    • Bongo

      August 21, 2012 at 9:42 am

      Angels Whisper, I don’t get it. I think people would be way better off if they listened to God.

  12. Zen and Genki

    August 28, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Loved the post, as always, Bongo…but that cow graphic had me in stitches 😛

    • Bongo

      August 28, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks Zen and Genki. My person couldn’t find a good piece of art for the plagues so I made her draw that cow.

      • Zen and Genki

        August 28, 2012 at 10:32 pm

        It’s a fine doodle, indeed, Bongo! Give that owner of yours a high five -…er…high PAW for me 🙂

      • Bongo

        August 29, 2012 at 9:16 pm

        Will do. Thanks.


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