I bet those Israelites were pretty upset after God told them they would be wandering in the desert for forty years. No treats or anything. No milk and honey. Just manna every day – three times a day – for forty years.
I would eat manna. But treats are good sometimes too.
I am ready to listen, person. I was just waiting for you to begin the story.
So those Israelites made God pretty mad when they wouldn’t trust Him to help them take the Promised Land. They were scared of those giants, and all the fortified cities.
But after God told them they would have to wander in the desert for such a long time they must have thought that that was worse than taking a chance on dying in a battle for the Promised Land.
So they said they had sinned and decided they would go to the place the Lord had promised.
But Moses said they were a day late and a dollar short and God was no longer with them.
I didn’t know they had dollars in the desert?
Yes, I’m listening.
Moses told the people not to go. Because they had turned from the Lord, the Amalekites and Canaanites would face them there and defeat them.
But those Israelites figured they could do it on their own so they went up to the high hill country anyway.
Neither Moses nor the Ark of the Covenant went with them.
Maybe Moses didn’t want to go hill climbing.
I am listening.
So when the Israelites got up in those hills the Canaanites and the Amalekites who lived there came down and attacked them.
And they chased them all the way down the hill.
That was a lot of hill climbing for nothing.
November 11, 2012 at 11:36 am
…shame they didn’t have you then for advice, Bongo!
November 11, 2012 at 1:18 pm
Marina, I would have told them to go in the first time – and bring me back some treats!
November 12, 2012 at 12:41 am
That was a lot of hill climbing!
November 12, 2012 at 12:40 pm
Bassa, I bet they were all tuckered out.
November 12, 2012 at 4:29 am
that reminds me of the song @The Grand old Duke of York’ do you know it..if not I will sing it for you
November 12, 2012 at 12:43 pm
Patreciau, I think you’ll have to sing if for me.
November 12, 2012 at 7:04 am
Hmmmm….Israerites sounds a little selfish, don’ they? They always igonore what Lord and Moses say and do what they think the best…..
Well…, I should listen to what mom says to me ! I don’t wanna be like Israelite!
November 12, 2012 at 12:45 pm
Kevin, I guess we could all learn a lesson from those Israelites. But sometimes I forget to listen.
Long Life Cats and Dogs
November 12, 2012 at 7:24 am
See Bongo, sometimes it does pay to listen. If they’d listened in the first place, they wouldn’t have had to climb those hills for nothing.
November 12, 2012 at 12:46 pm
Susan, I think they would have won the battle if they’d listened and gone when God said to go. I still forget to listen sometimes though.
November 27, 2012 at 8:05 am
Wow! All that work for nothing….. They should’ve listened to God. Ginger says they should’ve just built a Atom Bomb!
November 27, 2012 at 11:54 am
Ginger, I don’t know why they didn’t do the atom bomb thing. I guess they weren’t very smart. At least they got their exercise for the day.