Hold up Your Hands

23 Sep
English: Victory O Lord, by John Everett Milla...

English: Victory O Lord, by John Everett Millais, the Amalekites defeated, as in Exodus 17:8-16, 1871 oil on canvas, at the Manchester City Galleries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hey person, Moses and those Israelites really had it made now, didn’t they? God had helped them escape from Egypt, He gave them manna to eat, and now He’d given them water from out of that rock. I bet they were ready to lie down and take a nice, long nap.

What? Oh, no! My person says that while the Israelites were still camped at Rephidim, drinking all their water, the Amalekites came and attacked them.

Those Amalekites need to find their own rock to get water out of.

I’ll listen person, as soon as I chase those Amalekites away.

What do you mean, it’s not my job to chase them? It’s always a dog’s job to chase the bad guys.

Okay, I’ll listen.

Moses told Joshua to choose some men and go out and fight the Amalekites.

I bet Joshua needs some help. I could go out and help him.

I am listening, person, but I can’t help myself. I just want to grab those Amalekites by their robes and yank on them.

Okay, I’ll try to calm down.

Moses said he was going to stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in his hand. Moses’ brother Aaron and Hur went with him.

As long as Moses held his hands up, Joshua and the Israelites were winning. But when he put them down again the Amalekites started winning. So Aaron and Hur got a stone and put it under Moses for him to sit on …

Excuse me, person. I don’t think a stone would be very comfortable to sit on. Didn’t they have one of those cushy chairs they could get for him?

I am listening.

Aaron and Hur stood on either side of Moses and held his hands up until sundown. And because Moses’ hands were up Joshua beat the Amalekites.

Moses built an altar called The Lord is my Banner because he said his hands were lifted up to the throne of the Lord.

Hey person, the next time Scratchy tries to eat my food, could you lift up your hands?


Posted by on September 23, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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20 responses to “Hold up Your Hands

  1. Jen

    September 23, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I love how full of unique stories the Bible is. I don’t read it nearly enough, but you do inspire me.

    • Bongo

      September 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks Jen. The Bible has some pretty exciting stories in it.

  2. Chancy and Mumsy

    September 23, 2012 at 10:58 am

    You are right sweet Bongo about dogs chasing the bad guys but looks like God had other plans for that situation. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      September 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      Chancy and Mumsy, I guess God took care of that situation without me. Maybe He’ll need me next time though. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

  3. misswhiplash

    September 23, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Was it yesterday that you mentioned that you eat Scratchy’s food???? So you cannot really growl when he eats yours… you Bongodog!

    • Bongo

      September 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      Patreciau, Scratchy leaves his food sitting around so I figure he doesn’t want it anymore.

  4. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    September 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Great Bible story, Amen!

    • Bongo

      September 23, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      Thanks Misty Shores.

  5. eripanwkevin

    September 24, 2012 at 12:06 am

    What a beautiful story this is, Bongo! God helped Moses to save those Islaerites and then Moses made an altar for it! I’m so touched…Aaron and Hur did a great job, as well! I love reading your bible stories Bongo, as it teaches me lots of things. Thanks so much! Woo woo! 🙂

    • Bongo

      September 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      Kevin, it really is a beautiful story, isn’t it? I’m so glad you enjoy reading the Bible stories.

  6. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    September 24, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Hey Bongo,

    I think you should chase the bad guys too – you might be able to scare them into being good? 🙂

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Bongo

      September 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      Snoopy, I’m for sure chasing the bad guys next time. They’ll either be good, or they’ll run off and stop bothering other people.

  7. FleaByte

    September 24, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Ooo! Good guys and bad guys! Great story, Bongo!

    • Bongo

      September 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      Thanks FleaByte. It does make it pretty exciting when there are good guys and bad guys – especially when the good guys win.

  8. colliesofthemeadow

    September 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Ginger says she will lift her paws to help stop scratchy!

    • Bongo

      September 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks Ginger. I can use all the help with Scratchy I can get. Let me know if you need any help with Tigger.

      • sandrabranum

        September 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm

        You are one very lucky dog, Bongo. Your person tells the most interesting Bible stories

      • Bongo

        September 25, 2012 at 11:16 pm

        Thanks Sandra.

  9. angelswhisper2011

    October 3, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Bongo, I also have mixed feelings with the sitting stone. I mean it’s polite that they gave him a stone to sit on, but it’s too hard…

    • Bongo

      October 3, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      Angels Whisper, I’m sure glad somebody agrees with me.


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