It’s time to move into a new book of the Bible, Zephaniah. Zephaniah is not one of those well known books. I never remember it discussed in church or bible study classes I attended. I don’t remember it in my confirmation classes as a kid. Then again, I only really remember the pastor making us go to church and memorizing the first 5 books of the Bible. So what happens in Zephaniah?
Zephaniah is a minor prophet, which is part of the reason this is a little known book in the Bible. But hold on, there’s no solid evidence the book of Zephaniah was even written by a person named Zephaniah. LOL. The Israelites are not following all of God’s rules, some of which are jus stupid and silly, so Zephaniah comes along and tries to convince them that if they start following God’s rules, God might forgive them.
Zephaniah is a short book in the Bible consisting of just three chapters. We’ll take a look at each of these chapters and then move into Jeremiah.