Eating a book

Revelation 10:9  And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
10  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.

As I write this, I realized it's April 1, 2011, today, which though generally known as April Fool's Day, is also celebrated as Edible Books Day.!

Coincidence, no doubt!

There's a similar word in Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 15:16  Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

In Revelation 10, the book was sweet in the mouth, but bitter in the belly. In Jeremiah, the words were joy and rejoicing of the heart.

Sir Francis Bacon's famously wrote: "Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." 

It is the thesis of this website that the Bible is to be chewed and digested. This is Biblical.

Hebrews 5:12  For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13  For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14  But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
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