A reader writes: reading the Bible with heart and head

A reader writes:

Blog entries Aug. 22 & Aug. 23 both deal with violence. Isn’t it interesting that we readily accept that God would willingly, and with malice, smite the firstborn of Egypt and yet reproach David as unworthy precisely because of his violence? These passages have always been part of the cannon. What changed from one epoch to the other? God? The Hebrew writers’ view of God? I am no Biblical scholar, but I have always known to question the “letter of the law” when it did not match God’s character. It is a pity we Christians do not read the Bible with our heart and our head.
Thanks as always for your continued inspiration, Brian.

Thanks for reading!