Left Behind, Forgotten, Underrated

NaBloPoMo Day 27: Say a little something about the most underrated Bible passage/verse.

 Hmmm…. this is a little tricky. Entire chunks of scriptures go unread and ignored except by those hardy souls who are dedicated (perhaps even obstinate?) enough to follow through on those cover-to-cover Bible reading plans.
There are some real gems in those “minor prophets” that are easy to misplace and rearrange in one’s internal table of contents. Job tends to provoke a lot of grumbling, despite the beauty of its poetic forms. And Ecclesiastes evokes as many “it’s sooooo depressing” descriptions as Revelation does “I don’t even” head shakes.
There are a couple of verses that have become dear to me that don’t get a ton of air time.
Zephaniah 3:14-20 is a glorious sample of God’s promises to the faithful remnant (which he describes a few verses earlier).  But 3:16-17 contain such rich imagery: the mighty warrior who rejoices with singing, who loves and fights with equal ferocity on behalf of the beloved.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 where we are reminded of the wisdom of sticking together. And that sticking together with God at the center is the best.

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