1 Samuel

I have completed the book of 1 Samuel. With that, you will find Samuel, King Saul, and some of David added to the Bible Roadmap website.

It starts with Hannah praying for a son then dedicating Samuel to the Lord. Samuel is raised by Eli and becomes a great prophet.  Eventually the people ask for a king – they want what their neighboring nations have. So the Lord directs Samuel to anoint Saul as Israel’s first king. But King Saul doesn’t completely obey the Lord, and God eventually rejects him as king.  The Lord then directs Samuel to anoint David as the next king. David is on the run from King Saul for much of 1 Samuel.  When we get to 2 Samuel, David becomes King of Judah and then King of all of Israel.

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Stay tuned for the rest of the sections on “Kings Reign Over a United Israel” – it will include King David and King Solomon.

New Site Map

Good afternoon – I pray you are having a BLESSED DAY!

I have been able to update the Site Map for this website.  Even with only having a small portion of the Bible completed, the Site Map was quite large – over 200 rows! It is nice to see the big picture of how all the diagrams and scripture pages fit together (what I call the hierarchy), but it is a lot to sift through when you are looking for something specific.

So now when you go to the Site Map, you will have 2 options:

  1. Show All – which will show the entire hierarchy (all the diagrams and scripture pages and how they fit together).
  2. Show Top Levels – which will show just the high levels of the hierarchy.  By clicking on the buttons, you can expand or contract various legs of the hierarchy as you are interested in the content

I also added a scroll bar, so when you are viewing the hierarchy in its entirety, its easier to maneuver around on the page.

Note that the Site Map does not include the pages which you can get to from the top navigation bar and left side navigation bar, since they are accessible from every page within the website.

Working for the Lord – prime example in Bezalel

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.                               – Colossians 3:23

Lets look at someone in the Old Testament – Bezalel. He is not someone we hear much about. He’s not someone I learned about in Sunday School as a child. But Bezalel is someone who definitely was a master at everything he did.  Lets look at Exodus 35:30-36:1

30 Then Moses told the people of Israel, “The Lord has specifically chosen Bezalel son of Uri, grandson of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 31 The Lord has filled Bezalel with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts. 32 He is a master craftsman, expert in working with gold, silver, and bronze. 33 He is skilled in engraving and mounting gemstones and in carving wood. He is a master at every craft. 34 And the Lord has given both him and Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach their skills to others. 35 The Lord has given them special skills as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple, and scarlet thread on fine linen cloth, and weavers. They excel as craftsmen and as designers. 36 “The Lord has gifted Bezalel, Oholiab, and the other skilled craftsmen with wisdom and ability to perform any task involved in building the sanctuary. Let them construct and furnish the Tabernacle, just as the Lord has commanded.”

So Bezalel was a master jeweler, engraver, designer, embroider, weaver, wood carver, etc. And, not only was he very, very good, he was also able to teach what he knew. Then as you read Exodus 36 through Exodus 39, almost every paragraph is a discussion about how Bezalel did this or Bezalel did that. Every step of building the tabernacle was performed or overseen by Bezalel.

Can you imagine having that place of honor? Of being able to build the Lord’s house – the special place where the Lord will reside.

It puts me in awe of what skills the Lord gave Bezalel. What has the Lord given you? Are you using it for HIS glory?

Until next time,

 

Judges and Ruth

Yeah, the Judges and Ruth are now complete!  You can enjoy reading about Samson & Delilah’s love affair (such as it was), or the story of the man Gideon who keeps asking God for a sign. He just needed more confirmation that God wanted to use HIM – don’t we all.

I also added a section for Searching for Women of the Bible. There are so many good examples of Godly women in the Bible, and all us women can all learn much from them on how to live our lives today.

I hope you are enjoying my website. Feel free to email the webmaster or comment on this blog if you have any questions or would like to see something additional on the website.

God Bless,
Your Sister in Christ

Joshua

I’ve completed the book of Joshua, where the Israelites take the Promised Land.  I’m sure you’ve heard of the famous Battle of Jericho. Be sure to check out the chart on Possessing the Promised Land.

I’ve also added a Roadmap to Heaven – God’s original intent was the Garden of Eden, but the Fall separated us from God. To remedy this and bring us back to Him, God sent Jesus to earth and then to the Cross.  All we have to do is:

  • (A)dmit we are a sinner,
  • (B)elieve that Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, and
  • (C)onfess that Jesus is the only way to God and commit to live for Him

Give your life to Christ and make Him your Lord and Savior today!

Now on to the book of Judges …

God bless,

🙂

Status – Pentateuch completed

I have completed Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy!  The website now goes from Creation through when the Israelites were ready to enter the Promised Land.

With this, I have 3 of the charts completed:

  • Ten Commandments
  • Old Testament Offerings
  • Jewish Festivals

Check out the Tribe of Levi genealogy too!

Design change complete

I have added search options in the left sidebar so that you can search by:

  • Bible Character
  • Bible Event
  • Bible Location

If you are looking for something which should be there (check my website status), please let me know and I can add it 🙂