Preachers have to please their audiences. That is why they stick with the most pleasing Bible versus and don’t venture much into the gruesome and unflattering portrayal of Jesus and God. It’s a good strategy.
I wish I could remember chapter and verse of the Bible better. I would pick the 100 least used passages of scripture. I have no way of knowing if they are not used or not, I can say I have never heard them used. When I infrequently attend church these days I hear always the happy talk, one of the 100 most pleasing passages.
On a site the does Christian parody, someone notes regularly that a Christian can kill most anyone for any reason and still get into heaven. This comes from what is attributed to God, some two million innocent people killed in Bible stories.
Lot’s wife looked back when she was ordered not to and was turned into a pillar of salt. Apparently those who wrote the Bible thought there was a good lesson in this story. They did not ask Lot’s wife.
One link celebrates terrible Bible passages. It tells of Paul saying he does not permit women to teach or have authority over a man. In Samuel there are the Ameleks. Kill every Amelek, men, women, children and infants. In the Palms we learn to celebrate revenge by seizing infants and dashing their heads against rocks.
There should be a rule preachers offset happy talk feel good scriptures with mean, vengeful and savage ones.