Today’s Reading | Revelation 10
My Stomach Turned
What is God trying to communicate to us from this interlude between the trumpet judgments? As He did before, John apparently stops his description of the judgments to encourage us. In this chapter, John saw a book that contained the events that are yet to come. John was told not to reveal them. He was then asked to do something that must have seemed bizarre. The voice of heaven told him to get the scroll and eat it. The angel said that it would taste sweet in his mouth, but then grow sour in his stomach. What reason could there be for doing that? Could God want us to know that His Word must be inside of us before we communicate it? Could He be illustrating the truth of this entire book? – That prophecy compels us to read and study. The events of the future are exciting. When the reality of the future is comprehended, it sours in your stomach. This book, while exciting and interesting, ought to grieve the heart of every believer. What happened to John when he ate the scroll should happen to each of us as the Word really gets inside us. What does your response to this book tell you about yourself?
What are the most interesting things you have learned in Revelation so far this month?
What are the most difficult things you have learned about the future?
What should your response be to what you are learning?
In light of this passage, what personal commitment can you make?