And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. (Revelation 10:10)

The sweetness of the gospel when tasted revives the soul; as we live out His word, we face the bitterness of rejection, persecution, and sacrifice.

Artwork: Angel of the Revelation, ca. 1803-5 by William Blake