Growing up, I always considered the Bible to be rather boring. Parts of it intrigued me as I learned the most popular stories: Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Ark. And then of course fast forward to the New testament where we learn that Jesus was born in a manger in Bethlehem to a virgin named Mary, only to die on the cross for us and save us all from eternal destruction.
Let’s face it though, some books are more fun to read than others, right?
However, when I began deepening my faith by seeking out the depths of Scripture, I realized that the Bible is alive and there is so much more to it than I ever imagined. It is “living and active” (Hebrews 4:12). It’s a book that may be over 2,700 years old, but its message is timeless. The more we study it, the more God’s words will begin to sink into the core of who we are.
God has placed every book, even the so-called boring ones, in the Bible for a reason. There isn’t a section of the Bible that God doesn’t want you to study and meditate on.
Many books, chapters, and verses get overlooked in the Bible by Christians.
In fact, here are 10 books of the Bible most Christians don’t read enough, but should consider. Let’s allow these less than popular books to speak into our hearts today in a new way. Ask the Lord to open your eyes and heart to as He reveals His purpose in placing these books in the Bible.
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