A Sabbath Message 04/01/2023 – Roadmap to Glory

A repost from 5/29/21 with an addition:

When we consider the power of God, look at the powers we see in nature. As we begin to understand them, there are always yet more to comprehend. Many that have been reveled may have been kept secret by opposing forces, but all things contained within God’s Great Mystery shall come to pass. In the meantime, strive to stay on the path of righteousness, for the Glory of God’s Kingdom shall soon appear, and the Righteous King shall reign.

The Power of God is awesome indeed!

Isaiah 29

16 Thus saith the Lord which maketh a way in the Sea, and a path in the mighty waters.
17 When he bringeth out the chariot and horse, the army and the power lie together, and shall not rise, they are extinct, and quenched as tow.
18 Remember ye not the former things, neither regard the things of old.
19 Behold, I do a new thing: now shall it come forth: shall you not know it? I will even make a way in the desert, and floods in the wilderness.
20 The wild beasts shall honor me, the dragons and the ostriches, because I gave water in the desert, and floods in the wilderness to give drink to my
people, even to mine elect.
21 This people have I formed for myself: they shall
show forth my praise.
22 And thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob, but thou hast
wearied me, O Israel.

(From The Geneva Bible 1599.pdf – modern English)

The WORD of GOD is the ROADMAP to glory!

Psalm 139

To him that excelleth. A Psalm of David.

1 O Lord, thou hast tried me, and known me. 2 Thou knowest my sitting and my rising: thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou compassest my paths, and my lying down, and art accustomed to all my ways. 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but lo, thou knowest it wholly, O Lord.

5 Thou holdest me strait behind and before, and layest thine hand upon me. 6 Thy knowledge is too wonderful for me: it is so high that I cannot attain unto it. 7 Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

8 If I ascend into heaven, thou art there: if I liedown in hell, thou art there. 9 Let me take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea: 10 Yet thither shall thine hand lead me, and thy right hand hold me. 11 If I say, Yet the darkness shall hide me, even the night shall be light about me. 12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee: but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and light are both alike.

13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise thee, for I am fearfully and wondrously made: marvelous are thy works, and my soul knoweth it well. 15 My bones are not hid from thee, though I was made in a secret place, and fashioned beneath in the earth.

16 Thine eyes did see me, when I was without form: for in thy book were all things written, which in continuance were fashioned, when there was none of them before. 17 How dear therefore are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them, they are more than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

19 Oh that thou wouldest [slay], O God, the wicked and bloody men, to whom I say, Depart ye from me: 20 Which speak wickedly of thee, and being thine enemies are lifted up in vain. 21 Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and do not I earnestly contend with those that rise up against thee?

22 I hate them with an unfeigned hatred, as they were mine utter enemies.
23 Try me, O God, and know mine heart: prove me and know my thoughts,
24 And consider if there be any way of wickedness in me, and lead me in the way forever.

( From The Geneva Bible 1599.pdf – modern English)



The English word “road “is only used once in the KJV Bible in 1 Samuel 27:10. In the ASV, the Hebrew word is translated “raid to-day”. The KJV is rated as best “thought for thought” translation while the ASV is rated as best “word for word” translation. The four most popular formal equivalency translations in English are the King James Version (KJV), the New King James Version (NKJV), the New American Standard Bible (NASB), and the English Standard Version (ESV). The KJV is the oldest of the four. 

“And Achish said, Whither have ye made a road (H6584 – plunder) to day? And David said, Against the south of Judah, and against the south of the Jerahmeelites, and against the south of the Kenites.” (KJV)

*H6584 – פּשׁט – pâshaṭ – paw-shat’ – A primitive root; to spread out (that is, deploy in hostile array); by analogyto strip (that is, unclothe, plunder, flay, etc.) KJV Usage: fall upon, flay, invade, make an invasion, pull off, put off, make a road, run upon, rush, set, spoil, spread selves (abroad), strip (off, self).

In the 1600’s when the KJV was being translated, it was common to hear: I was roaded today.” This stemmed from being robbed by “highwaymen”.

From the old style English Geneva translation, 1Sam 27:10 reads:

Geneva(i) 10 And Achish said, Where haue ye bene a rouing this day? And Dauid answered, Against the South of Iudah, and against the South of the Ierahmeelites, and against the South of ye Kenites.

The common phrase “Road to glory” came from the following:

KJV(i) 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way (G3598), which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (Matt. 7:14)

G3598 – ὁδός – a road; by implication, a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively, a mode or means. Derivation: apparently a primary word; KJV Usage: journey, (high-)way.

ASV(i) 14 For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and few are they that find it.

Geneva(i) 14 Because the gate is streight, and the way narowe that leadeth vnto life, and fewe there be that finde it.

Today we have many highways with some having many lanes going in one direction or the other. They are too often jammed with traffic. There is the notorious “traffic jam “They are always packed with folks going to and fro and many are always in a rush to get nowhere fast. Many aren’t even paying attention to the act of driving.

One thing is for sure. There won’t be any traffic jams on the road to glory because few even pick up a roadmap, why less study it for the best route.

Have a restful sabbath.


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