Tablets of Stone

30 Sep
Moses with the tablets of the Ten Commandments...

Moses with the tablets of the Ten Commandments, painting by Rembrandt (1659) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I guess God didn’t want the Israelites hanging out in one place very long. They had manna and water out of the rock, and they’d chased those nasty old Amalekites away so they had it pretty good. But they moved again.

In the third month after they left Egypt they came to the Desert of Sinai and camped in front of Mt. Sinai.

God told Moses to go up on the mountain to meet with Him, but not to let anyone else come up there. The people stood at the foot of the mountain and it was covered in smoke because the Lord came down on the mountain in fire. Smoke billowed up from the mountain and the whole mountain trembled violently.

I think I’d be running the other way about now. I bet Moses was scared.

I’m listening, person.

Moses was up on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

That’s a long time. What was he doing up there all that time?

He was what? Talking to God for forty days? They must have had a lot of catching up to do.

Yes, I’ll listen.

While Moses was on that mountain God gave him two tablets of stone with the Ten Commandments written on them.

What are the Ten Commandments?

No way! You mean I have to change my ways? I don’t even want to repeat those.

Okay… Here’s what my person says the Ten Commandments are.

  1. Honor your people and always do what they say the first time they say it.
  2. Don’t bark unless you’re chasing away a bad guy.
  3. Don’t chase cats.
  4. Don’t eat the cat’s food.
  5. Don’t eat treats out of the litter box.
  6. Don’t chew on things that don’t belong to you.
  7. Don’t steal food.
  8. Be good when your people leave you alone in the house.
  9. Don’t jump the fence and run off.
  10. No mischief.

Hey person, I can’t follow those. I just can’t. They’re too hard. Especially that “No Mischief” one.

What?! There’s a way around it? How? What do I have to do?

My person says that people can’t follow the Ten Commandments for people any better than I can follow the ones she gave me. She says God had to give people another way to get to heaven because nobody can do it themselves. She says that’s a whole other story but it has to do with God loving us so much that He sent His Son to come down and take our place and die on a cross for us.

You mean God’s Son takes care of it for me?

Woo woo! I’m going to go get into some mischief.


Posted by on September 30, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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22 responses to “Tablets of Stone

  1. marina kanavaki

    September 30, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Well, you could say that, but only if it’s unintentional mischief!!! Or maybe you Bongo could be the exception, huh?!

    • Bongo

      September 30, 2012 at 10:39 am

      Marina, I guess I’m safe. I never get into mischief on purpose. I’m just doing what’s fun and then my person accuses me of getting into mischief. I’ve got it. I just need to change my person’s perspective and then what I do won’t be mischief at all.

  2. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    September 30, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Now, now Bongo, I don’t think the point is to Try to get into trouble just because you’ll be forgiven. Tut, tut 😀

    • Bongo

      September 30, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      Susan, I just can’t help myself. Besides, it’s so much fun.

  3. misswhiplash

    September 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I think I shall have to show my ‘foster dog’ Hobo, the list of ten dog commandments….he breaks everyone umpteen times a day

    • Bongo

      September 30, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      Patreciau, go easy on Hobo. Sometimes us dogs just gotta do what we gotta do.

      • misswhiplash

        October 2, 2012 at 3:07 am

        I just knew that you would be on his side!

      • Bongo

        October 2, 2012 at 7:51 pm

        Us dogs gotta stick together.

  4. misswhiplash

    September 30, 2012 at 11:16 am


  5. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    September 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Try to be good Bongo 🙂

    • Bongo

      September 30, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Misty Shores, that’s so hard sometimes – but I’ll try.

  6. eripanwkevin

    October 1, 2012 at 6:09 am

    Although I don’t know much about bible stories, I know this” the Ten Commandments” Bongo !
    Mom and my auntie went to see a musical of ” Les dix commandement” in Tokyo and she said it was sooo impressive! The ones your person says “the Ten Commandments ” for you are funny!

    • Bongo

      October 1, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      Kevin, I’m not sure I like having commandments. I mean – no mischief!? That would spoil all my fun.

  7. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    October 1, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Hey Bongo,

    Are you sure your Mum’s not up to Mischief?! I mean who could possibly come up with 10 commandments that included ‘No Mischief’?! What kinda world would that be? We need some fun!! I’d stick with the Mischief buddy – but you probably knew I’d say that?! Tee Hee

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Bongo

      October 1, 2012 at 6:37 pm

      Hey Snoopy, I think my person is definitely up to some mischief. I’m with you. I think I’ll get back at her with a good dose of mischief.

  8. Missy@dog backpacks

    October 1, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Very good dog ten comandments. I follow every one of them to the letter. Sometimes.

    • Bongo

      October 1, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      Missy, I’m still trying to figure out how to get around that no mischief one. Maybe sometimes is the key.

  9. colliesofthemeadow

    October 2, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Love that you share the faith here in such a wonderful way! GREAT JOB! Hi, I just created a distraction so I can comment and Bongo I have read the ten commandments and they are for people not us perfect dogs….. hehehe…….but time is short so let me say this… since God’s son takes care of all my sins I do as I please….. muwahahahaha… the old guy tells me it doesnt quite work that way…. what does he know?…. but I do believe it is so for dogs…. oh here he comes so I am pushing send comment now….

    • Bongo

      October 2, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      I’m sure God has separate rules for us dogs. He made us special.

  10. angelswhisper2011

    October 6, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Wow, Bongo, that are some good rules, I can do that… 🙂

    • Bongo

      October 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      Angels Whisper, that No Mischief rule is really hard. I wouldn’t be able to enter the Monday Mischief blog hop anymore. That would be sad.


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