All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 New International Version
Too many Bible thumpers search for Bible verses to throw in non believers faces or even at other Christians to condemn them or try to mold them into their way of thinking.
Instead the Bible is an instruction manual for the Christians life more so than the unbelievers.
That is why it is best to pray for the Lord to bless you to open your eyes and mind and heart to what He is saying to you before you read your daily Bible reading ( and just like you need to eat physical food every day so too do you need to eat spiritual)and how to put it into practice.
Make no mistake about it, it is important to know Bible verses and their meaning to defend yourself with gracefully and wisely when attacked.
I have used them very effectively numerous times.
Indeed I carry around with me a binder full of verses so that they can be used for reference. Some times instead of a quarrel it ends up being an opportunity to share Jesus with others.
As well, it is beneficial when challenged, to show them where it says that in the Bible.
You should see the look of shock on the agitators face when I pull out my binder full of Bible verses and Christian quotes.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Kalel (voice of God) for blessing me with speaking words of wisdom and life that is not only life giving to me but to those who hear Your divine word and are open to receiving its amazing grace giving life. I exalt You in the name of He whose very name gives me life Jesus Christ. Amen
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day