I find it mildly humorous that Ezekiel ate God's words, and then they were in his mouth as sweet as honey. It reminds me a little bit of a story in Angela's Ashes where Frank McCourt is taking communion for the first time in the Catholic Church and gets the wafer stuck on the roof of his mouth. Since Catholics believe in transubstantiation (that the bread and wine actually become the body and blood of Christ), Frank thought he had Jesus stuck on the roof of his mouth. All joking aside, I don't think we take these verses from Ezekiel seriously enough. How often would you say that you "eat" God's words and that they taste like honey? If you're still reading through the Bible in a year with me (congratulations for making it half-way, by the way!) then you probably do enjoy God's words. Isn't it amazing how rich they can truly become? I am constantly in awe of the fact that the Bible, though thousands of years old, is still applicable to my life today and it still accurately tells the history of God and His people. God's words are "sweet as honey" to me, and I hope they are to you, too.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.