“Hi Chika, my name is Zephaniah”. Out of courtesy that seems to be oozing from me without any prompting at all, I tried to return the hug from the big guy that was currently squeezing the life out of me. I am not sure we have ever met, but he seems to know me well.
“What do you think of my book?” He asked, the huge grin still on his face.
“Errm… I am sorry, but I am not sure I know the book you are talking about” I replied simply, shamefaced.
“Oh!” I saw a look I couldn’t decipher flash quickly over his face, but his grin was back one almost immediately, “Well, like I said, I am Zephaniah, the author of the book of Zephaniah.”
“Oh, I am sorry.” Everything beginning to dawn on me as an angel flies past us.
“It’s alright. I get that a lot, many people do not read my book, not just me anyway. I have to go now, I see some newcomers coming in, let’s hope I get a positive this time! Bye Chika” he touched my cheek like my mom would do and walked briskly past me to the newcomer hoping to hear that someone has read his book.
I quietly thought back at my life on earth and discovered that there were really some books of the bible that I had decided not to read or simply skipped, and Zephaniah’s was definitely one of them.
“Please, where can I find the library” I asked the next angel I met on the way.
How many of you have favorite bible books that you hardly ever read any other book, are you sure if Malachi or Amos was to come say ‘Hi’ you would recognize him? (Lol…)
Here are the ten most read books of the bible, in order of appearance, with one of the most popular verses there.
Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth”
Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want”
Proverbs 1:1 “My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not”
Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”
Matthew 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well”
Luke 1:37 “For with God nothing shall be impossible”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”
Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
- 1 CORINTHIANS
I Corinthians 11:1 “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ”
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