Then I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It was as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I ate it, my stomach became bitter (Rev 10:10).
Says old Spurgeon, “If we would be educated by Christ, it must not be only to receive His Word as divine authority, but also to know it. THOSE WILLING TO WIN SOULS FOR CHRIST HAD BETTER FIRST LEARN CHRIST. We must fill ourselves before we ask to fill others, else not much will come of our pouring. We must receive the bread and the fish from the Master, or we will have little to distribute. Hear the word from God’s mouth, and then deliver it in His name. Study the Word with diligence. Go frequently to that fountain of truth and never be satisfied with a secondhand version. Search the inspired book and desire to know it’s teachings.”
The fountain of youth is the fountain of Truth and those extending the ladel have drunk deeply of it’s bittersweetness.
“God always makes the evangelist eat what he cooks for others.” Chad Glover