The driving point here is that a person’s attitude toward the Word IS their attitude toward God in Christ.
It matters not if they live an apparently squeaky clean life, never miss church, and give generously to the poor. A heart that refuses to bow to the Word of Almighty God, is a heart that refuses to bow to God Himself. A heart that has been raised from death in Adam to new and everlasting life in Christ and indwelt by the Holy Spirit bows to God in His Word. We’re not talking about the Romans 7 war that every Christian fights. We’re talking about stiff-necked rebellion.
The best and most God-honoring use of your time can be made when these biblical principles are kept in mind. Anything you have to say that is worth a dime comes from God in His Word. If somebody won’t bow to that there is no use in arguing with them. You have eternally different standards.
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;”