|Zephaniah trying to teach the locals how to "Vogue"|
If this was a novel, it would almost appear that the author was trying out variations on a character, tweaking him slightly each time, trying to create someone compelling enough to really hit the message home and finally get people to listen for once. Zephaniah's tweak would appear to be the ability to present really graphic details as to what God's vengeance will be.
1. Life is fleeting—
2. respect it.
3. We are often responsible for our own misery—
4. as history has shown us.
Also, Zephaniah's a pretty cool name. How come that one didn't catch on?