God is funny sometimes. Here’s how we know:
Exhibit A: The Israelites in the desert.
The Hebrews have grown weary of God’s ceaseless provision because all they eat anymore is manna. They’re tired of supernatural food from heaven that falls like dew; they want meat. So God says to Moses:
Tell the people: ‘Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, when you will eat meat. The LORD heard you when you wailed, “If only we had meat to eat! We were better off in Egypt!” Now the LORD will give you meat, and you will eat it. You will not eat it for just one day, or two days, or five, ten or twenty days, but for a whole month — until it comes out of your nostrils and you loathe it…’
Exhibit B: God is a bit of a prankster sometimes.
If He had wanted, God could have obliterated all the graven images of all the false gods in the entire world. Instead, by night he slips into a pagan temple and vandalizes their false deity. Classic.
When the Philistines captured the ark of God, they brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod; then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it into the house of Dagon and placed it beside Dagon. When the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, there was Dagon, fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord. So they took Dagon and put him back in his place. But when they rose early on the next morning, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord, and the head of Dagon and both his hands were lying cut off upon the threshold; only the trunk of Dagon was left to him. This is why the priests of Dagon and all who enter the house of Dagon do not step on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.
(1 Samuel 5:1-5)
Exhibit C: The Platypus
Poor thing. Just take a look at it when you’re having a bad day and be glad you evolved into a human.