We are to feed on God’s Word – the difficult parts as well as those passages that make us feel good.

Revelation

10:1-11:19  –  ‘Take the little scroll and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey’ (10:9). We are to feed on God’s Word – the difficult parts as well as those passages which make us feel good. God’s Word speaks about judgment as well as salvation. Before we can rejoice in ‘the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ’, we must hear about His ‘wrath’: ‘The time has come for judging the dead’ (15,18). ‘Sweet and sour’: We need both for a balanced diet of God’s Word. We need the ‘sour’ – ‘It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God’ – as well as the ‘sweet’ – ‘God so loved the world…’ (Hebrews 10:31; John 3:16). The ‘sour’ – ‘Flee from the wrath to come’ – creates a hunger for the ‘sweet’ – ‘the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world’ (Matthew 3:7; John 1:29).

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