All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Tim 3.
We as Christians have the constant temptation to gloss over or explain away the parts of the Bible that we are embarrassed about. Things like Sunday being a day of worship and rest, Women not teaching in the worship service, Men not having long hair, restitution of stolen property, marriage being only between one man and one woman, children obeying parents, parents not exasperating children… Our temptation when we read many of these verses is to start to either explain them away or to list all the exceptions -- what these verses don’t say. Doing diligent study and wisely understanding what the Bible teaches and why it says what it says is important and should be a regular and consistent part of your life. However ultimately the question is… are you god or will you let God be God. If you don’t like what the Bible says, if it offends you, if it seems ridiculous to you… will you trust and obey… or explain it away. This reminds us of the fact that too often we still play at being god ourselves rather than submitting to the King.