Why do we feel the need to dull the sharp edge off the word of God? His Word is powerful! But when we dilute it or remove the parts that might be hard to take it is no longer the word. It is no longer truth. It is dull, inactive, and appeasing. It allows people to blindly walk to Hell while they are deceived into thinking all is well.
The word must remain intact and sharp. Piercing to the depths it does is painful but necessary. A surgeon can’t remove a tumor without cutting into the body and revealing the problem in order to remove it.
Recognizing our sin is painful. Realizing our need of Jesus is painful. The lies propagated with pretty little sayings cover the pain and make people think they do not need the Great Physician or lead them to snake oil salesmen instead and in either case, death.