To those who are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, we are a life-giving perfume. And who is adequate for such a task as this? – (2 Corinthians 2:16)
I remember indulging in something sweet before and then regretting that I have overdone it. It left a sick feeling on my stomach.
In Revelation 10, the apostle John asked an angel for a small scroll. When the angel gave him the scroll, he told John, “Yes, take it and eat it. It will be sweet as honey in your mouth, but it will turn sour in your stomach!” (verse 9).
John said, “So I took the small scroll from the hand of the angel, and I ate it! It was sweet in my mouth, but when I swallowed it, it turned sour in my stomach. Then I was told, ‘You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, languages, and kings’ ” (verses 10–11).
The message that we believe as Christians is sweet to us, but it is bitter to others. This is God’s Word to us. We eat it like food. Job said,
“I have not departed from his commands, but have treasured his words more than daily food” (Job 23:12).
For Christians to have a Bible study is like a feast. We love it. But for others, it is misery and torment. They don’t like it.
Some hear the gospel and say, “I love that. I believe it. I want Jesus.”
Others say, “Not only do I not like it, I hate it. And I hate you for saying it.”
As believers, we need to take the message of the gospel and give it to as many as we can. Whether they love it or hate it is really up to them. But know this it is the will of God to spread the gospel to all four corners of the earth. I t is a life saving message. a message that rescues people from their false dead Idols and gods and provide them with a way, that way is Jesus. On hearing the message it gives the unbeliever the chance to have a relationship with the one and only true God. There is only one God. The king of Kings the Host of hosts.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word