10 And I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel and ate it. It was sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it my stomach was made bitter.
The Word of God is both bitter and sweet. It has both a negative and a positive message. It speaks words of lament, mourning, woe, judgment and condemnation. It also speaks words of hope, grace, mercy and salvation. When we speak or read or hear or meditate on the Word of God we cannot always seek out those passages that only speak of the sweetness because it will actually dull the taste and what is meant to be a great joy to us because blasé and tasteless, but when we experience the bitterness of God’s Word it brings out the sweetness in new and wonderful ways. So when you’re taking in the Word of God be sure to ingest those passages that are bitter to your stomach so that you might have the full experience and taste of the sweetness of God’s Word in your mouth.