Then I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter.
— Revelation 10:10
There is a bitter/sweet nature to the Revelation of God. Sweet in the sense that God’s glory will be revealed in fullness. Bitter in the sense that with it will come indignation and wrath against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. Sweet in the sense that all injustices will be justly dealt with. Bitter in the sense that many will refuse to repent of their unrighteousness and be judged.
In seeing the injustice and wickedness of our fallen world, it is only right that we say “Come quickly Lord Jesus.” But uttering those words is also sobering, as His coming will bring with it an unescapable judgment upon many in the world.
Pray not only for the return of the Lord, but also for the opportunity to extend the grace of the gospel to those who remain lost, and an openness of heart for them to receive the good news of forgiveness and salvation.
Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik
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Additional Daily Devotionals
My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers
Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon
Books on Revelation
If you’re interested in further materials on Revelation and Eschatology, check out the following:
- A night of eschatology (video) – Desiring God
- Revelation: The Spirit Speaks to the Churches — by James M. Hamilton Jr.
- A Case for Historic Premillennialism — by Craig L. Blomberg (Editor), Sung Wook Chung (Editor)
- A Case for Amillennialism by Kim Riddlebarger
- Heaven Misplaced: Christ’s Kingdom on Earth — by Douglas Wilson