The Scriptures are not just a collection of verses, but each book comes to us with a rich heritage of culture, history, and faith. Men of faith, moved by God, spoke the Scriptures in their own situations, thereby giving us the true Word of God that is perfectly relevant to all normal life matters (2 Peter 1:19-21).
There is little spiritual value in the following exercise, but there is much value in knowing the books of the Bible. May this fun exercise stimulate you to open to the index of your Bible and pay attention to the names recorded there.
I do not know where this riddle originated, but here goes:
“I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lulu. Kept people looking so hard for facts and for others it was a revelation. Some were in a jam, especially since the names of the books were not capitalized. But the truth finally struck home to numbers of readers. To others, it was a real job. We want it to be a most fascinating few moments for you. Yes, there will be some really easy ones to spot. Others may require judges to help them. I will quickly admit it usually takes a minister to find one of them, and there will be loud lamentations when it is found. One little lady says she brews a cup of tea, so she can concentrate better. See how well you can compete. Relax now for there are really sixteen names of books of the Bible in this story.”