Hey person, haven’t Moses and all those Israelites been hanging around Mt. Sinai a long time? Are they stuck there forever?
He did? My person says that God gave Moses the instructions for building a tabernacle, and they hung around Mt. Sinai while they were building it. And when they got it done the Lord covered it with a cloud, and at night the cloud looked like fire so they could still see it.
Wow! Was that kind of like a bonfire over the tabernacle? Could they roast wieners in it?
I’m listening, person.
Finally, after about a year, the cloud lifted. That was the signal for the Israelites to set out.
So the Israelites broke camp and headed out, but after about three days they started complaining. They were tired of the manna they’d been eating for the last year. They wanted meat.
I guess they’ve got to follow that cloud so they can roast wieners again.
What do you mean that’s not in the story? They wouldn’t be whining if they could roast wieners.
Okay, I’ll listen.
God got angry with the people for complaining, and Moses was totally frustrated. Moses told God he didn’t want to put up with the whiners anymore. They wanted meat and he couldn’t give it to them.
So God told Moses to tell the people to get ready to eat meat, because he was going to give them meat for a whole month – so much meat that they would get sick of it.
I would never get sick of meat. Can I go where all that meat is?
Oh, it was a long time ago? Can you give me some meat then?
I am listening. But I could listen better if I had some meat to chew on.
Moses couldn’t see how there would be enough meat for all those people for a month, but God assured him that He could do it. He sent a wind to drive quail in from the sea and it brought quail down all around the camp to about three feet above the ground. There were quail as far as a day’s walk in any direction.
But the Lord’s anger burned against the people who had complained and He struck them down with a severe plague.
Hey person, that plague sounds nasty. I wasn’t complaining about meat. I only asked nicely. But I’m perfectly happy with my dog food.
But you could give me some meat if you feel like it.
October 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm
The collies agree…. roasting weinies in the fire would be better! Perhaps a few squirrels….. It amazes what the Lord did for these ppl and yet they complained…..I mean delivered from the Egyptians, the parting of the seas, all the plagues, the protection, the glowing face of Moses and on and on… Gionger say God should’ve had his dogs bite them…..
October 21, 2012 at 4:21 pm
Collies, I guess people are never satisfied. They should be more like dogs – give us some good noms, a comfy bed, and lots of loves and we’re happy.
October 22, 2012 at 12:54 am
Quail eh? Maybe it was eating too much quail that gave the people a gippy tummy. I never tried quail but I understand it is a delicacy and if you eat too much you would have a gippy-tummy too.
God must have been real cross with them thar people cos he never did anything like that when I was naughty. He loves me
October 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm
Patreciau, I think you have to be really bad for God to do things like that to you. I think He loves me too – and I love you too.
October 22, 2012 at 1:11 am
Of course you were asking nicely! After all, in the very old days [ancient actually] people used to gather round in symposiums where they had long philosophical discussions over nice meals!
October 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm
Marina, that sounds like fun. At least the nice meal part.
October 22, 2012 at 7:02 am
Oh no…plague!!!! How scary it is! I prefer being a vegetarian to get severe plague, of course!!!
October 22, 2012 at 5:06 pm
Kevin, that’s a hard choice, isn’t it. My person doesn’t eat meat but I sure would miss it. I guess I could follow her lead if it meant the plague though.
October 22, 2012 at 7:10 am
A plague sounds like bad news buddy!! I guess they might think twice about complaining again?
Wags to all,
Your pal Snoopy 🙂
October 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm
Hey Snoopy, I’d sure stop complaining but my person says it took those Israelites a long time to learn their lesson.
Misty Shores Chesapeakes
October 27, 2012 at 11:30 am
Some people are never satisfied with the blessings they have right in front of them!
October 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm
Misty Shores, I guess that’s why God doesn’t do as many big miracles today. People just seem to want more. I’ll eat the manna, but that’s because I eat almost anything that’s put in front of me.