I think it’s important to never shy away from, or let fear get in the way of searching out answers in the Bible.
It may jar your theology … it may chip away at some of the rock you stand on – the rock of ingrained doctrine & a preachers’ take – the rock of your parents’ interpretation or of a commentator you respect . All the little threads woven together that now make up your way of thinking about God. It’s scary to confront issues… but at the same time, if you use the Bible, even discover its original meanings of key words, it’s comforting & gives power.
I don’t do it enough (search & research the Word) usually waiting until my beliefs are challenged. But I learn so much when I do. I am so thankful for an infallable resource, this Holy Spirit inspired book, that is always available to me.