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Parting of the Ways

02 Sep
Foster Bible Pictures 0064-1 The Water Came on...

Foster Bible Pictures 0064-1 The Water Came on Pharaoh and His Soldiers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the last Bible story God finally gave Pharaoh what for so bad that he let the Israelites go. But my person says Pharaoh still hadn’t had enough and the Israelites would be seeing him again.

Oh yeah, the Israelites were going to throw all their dog treats at Pharaoh. Well, I hope they save a few dog treats for me.

I’ll listen, person. Can’t I have a little fun first?

When the Israelites finally got to leave Egypt, God led them to the desert with a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire to give them light at night. God took them the long way around because he didn’t want them to get in a fight with the Philistines and get discouraged.

I should have gone along. I would have whooped those Philistines.

Yes, I’m listening.

God told the Israelites to camp by the sea so Pharaoh would think they were wandering in confusion because they were hemmed in by the desert. And then God hardened Pharaoh’s heart.

And Pharaoh changed his mind when he realized that by letting the Israelites go he’d lost their services. So he took all his chariots and the army and went after them.

I hope the Israelites have those dog treats ready to throw.

Okay, I’ll listen. I promise.

The Israelites were terrified when they saw the Egyptians. They complained to Moses that they would have been better off staying in Egypt than dying in the desert.

Moses told the people not to be afraid and to stand firm because God would deliver them. The angel of the Lord who had been traveling in front of Israel went behind them – between them and the Egyptians – and so did the pillar of cloud.

The Lord told Moses to raise his staff and stretch out his hand over the sea, and when he did that the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind. The Israelites went through the sea on dry ground with a wall of water on each side of them.

Woo woo! That means they get to keep their dog treats. And they won’t even get soggy.

I am too listening.

The Egyptians followed the Israelites through the sea…

Oops! I take that back about the dog treats.

But when the Israelites were across, the Lord told Moses to stretch out his hand again so the water would flow back over the Egyptians, their chariots, and their horsemen.

So the Israelites made it across, and the Egyptians went swimming but didn’t make it out alive.

And I got the dog treats.

Hey person, these dog treats aren’t very good. They taste like flat bread. Can you go to the pet store and get me some better ones?

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23 Comments

Posted by on September 2, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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23 responses to “Parting of the Ways

  1. marina kanavaki

    September 2, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Oh, Bongo!!!! It’s all in the mind you know. If you think of them as steak, you’ll see how tasty they can be! Anyway, you wouldn’t want your person to leave you to go get them, would you?

     
    • Bongo

      September 2, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      Marina, I heard a rumor that dogs are allowed at the pet store near our house. My person hasn’t taken me there, but I think she should. I’d be good. Really.

       
  2. misswhiplash

    September 2, 2012 at 11:39 am

    ah see…we all get our come- uppance sooner or later and if you moan about your doggie treats it will be a lot sooner!

     
    • Bongo

      September 2, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      Patreciau, I guess maybe if I eat all the treats up really fast my person will have to go get me some more anyway.

       
  3. tilda2

    September 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    BOL, those flat treats sound a lot like matzoh! I like matzoh, but you’re right in insisting on proper doggy treats!

     
    • Bongo

      September 2, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      Tilda, matzoh is good, but dog treats are the best. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

       
  4. Sunshine

    September 2, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Oh, we won’t tell your persons you are just whining about the taste because I bet you just want a few more tasty snacks–for midnight–of course. hehe…great story Bongo! Thanks for the visit earlier and have a great week!

     
    • Bongo

      September 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks Sunshine. Anything to get extra treats. Don’t tell anybody though. I’m hoping my person hasn’t figured it out yet.

       
      • Sunshine

        September 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm

        My lips are totally sealed and keys thrown in the Red Sea, Bongo…carry on as usual!! hehe…

         
  5. angelswhisper2011

    September 3, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Isn’t that amazing, Bongo, walking through water and bringing you dog treats… well, they didn’t have the good treats in that time, but they were eatable 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      September 3, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      Angels Whisper, my person says God is going to send more treats later in the story. I can’t wait!

       
  6. Hawk (@browndogcbr)

    September 3, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Hi Y’all!

    Just hoppin’ by to say “hi”.

    Hey Bongo, those treats are first of the month treats for the humans, not us.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

     
    • Bongo

      September 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      Hawk, aren’t people supposed to share their treats with us dogs?

       
  7. eripanwkevin

    September 3, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Oooohhhh! Bongo, I like this part of the story that the sea was driven back! *whispers* we didn’t know the detail why that happended though…So now it’s all clear! We understand who did it for what!

     
    • Bongo

      September 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Kevin, I’m glad you learned something from my story. It’s pretty exciting, isn’t it? Can you imagine walking through a sea on dry ground and have a wall of water on either side of you?

       
  8. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    September 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Hey Bongo,

    All that waiting and the Dog treats didn’t even taste good?! Huh? I hope you got some nice ones 🙂

    Have fun,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      September 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      Snoopy, my person got me some better treats – she’s just stingy about passing them out.

       
  9. Bassas Blog

    September 3, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Your treats would have got soggy in that water Bongo 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      September 3, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      Bassa, I made my person give me some better treats.

       
  10. sandrabranum

    September 4, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Great Bible story, Bongo. I just love the way you and your person tell them. 🙂 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      September 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks Sandra. It’s so much fun telling them.

       
  11. colliesofthemeadow

    September 9, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Ginger’s jaw drops…. wow… even Ginger couldnt think up of such a great ending for those evil Egyptians… note to Ginger’s self.. do not make God mad… good thing he loves collies…..heheeheh

     
    • Bongo

      September 9, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      Ginger, I guess God has an even better imagination than we do. I’m sure glad God loves all of us dogs.

       

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