An Acquired Taste
“And I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. And he said to me, ‘Take it, and eat it; and it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.’”Revelation 10:9
When the angel appeared to him, John got out his notebook and planned to record what the angel said. But the angel told him to put down the pen, and to take the little book out of his hands. Then the angel said, “Eat this book.” Salt? Pepper? A little catsup? That’s not it, is it? He is saying that we are to take the Word of the Living God. We are not just to study it for facts, or insight, or out of a sense of duty. We are to take this book and consume it, and let it nourish us, let it refresh us, let it feed us, let it give us life.
If you really want to develop a Christian personality, that is what it takes. You don’t have to eat a whole chapter at a time. Just take a verse and eat it. Then, let it feed you, and nourish you – and change your life.