Maybe you’ve heard the joke about the man who was hoping to get a word from the Lord and happened to turn to Matthew 27:5 where it says that Judas “went and hanged himself.” Not happy with this word for the day, the man flipped his Bible open to another page, where his eyes descended upon Luke 10:37, “And Jesus said to him, ‘You go, and do likewise.'”
— Kevin DeYoung, from Just Do Something, p. 82
“Well,” said Mark, “one day I happened to ask that same uncle why he’d taken up cigarettes. He said, ‘God wanted me to smoke.’ I asked, ‘How’d you know that?’ He said, ‘Well, I opened the Bible at random and saw 1 Corinthians 6:19: ‘Do you not know that your body is a temple…?’ Then I opened it again and saw Revelation 15:8: ‘The temple was filled with smoke.’ So that settled it.
— J. Budziszewski, from Ask Me Anything 2, p. 170