So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, “Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but ‘in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.  I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour.
The Word of God is sweet to some – to those who believe. The Word of God is bitter to those who are hostile to the ways of Jesus and do not believe.
I recognize this more and more in these end times, where the Word is very sweet to some and extremely bitter to others.
Some find the law of he Lord to be perfect. We find great joy in following Jesus and consuming the Word is part of our being. I believe that’s what is meant by tasting as sweet as honey.
On the other hand, and as prophesied, there seems to be an increase in the number of people who are increasingly hostile to the ways of Jesus, which will lead to death apart from Him if they don’t come around to seeing the light. This is the Word turning sour in the stomach.
Jesus came full of Grace and Truth. While He offers it freely to all, Grace saves some. When Jesus comes again, His righteous judgement will condemn those who do not believe. We should all do our best to reach those who do not believe before it is too late for them.
Lord thank You for the sweetness of Your Word. Thank You for saving me, as sinful as I am and for the promise of spending eternity with You. Amen.