I could tell you quite a few verses/incidents/teachings in the bible that make me uncomfortable because their clear meaning is straightforward and unavoidable. Over the decades since my conversion I have sometimes “wished” they were not there. But they are still stubbornly there. Now, with the passing of the years, I am grateful that they are there; some, as I have regularly re-read and rediscovered them in their uncomfortable clarity have helped me see truths about God or about me. Others…? Well, they are still there and they are still the Word of the God who is a God of faithfulness, without injustice, to whom I ascribe greatness; the God who is perfect in all of His ways. The one approach I can never agree with is dismissing such verses and cutting them out to make God in my own image, whose ways are subject to my permission and approval. Put down the scissors. It’s a humility sort of thing….
“Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways
For who can know the LORD’s thoughts?
Who knows enough to give him advice?” (Romans 11; 33 and 34.)