“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.” Revelation 10:9
Don’t allow the book to intimidate you, it’s contents, either Angel or preacher. Say to everything that seems like it’s standing on your way, “Give me the little book.” Bible literacy is key for spiritual growth.
Just as literacy refers to the ability to read for knowledge, write and think about the printed material, bible literacy also is key. You got to have that ability to digest or consume for knowledge, and produce coherently, and think critically every information you receive about God. Be able to look at that bible, “…and eat it up.”
Two things happen when you eat it up, “it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.” No cherry picking; “…whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake” (1 Corinthians 10:27). I like what Jesus says, “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?” Matthew 6:25
What’s in there to learn? It is sometimes messy, yes, it’s often dirty and like in any war, you sometimes come out bruised. The scripture said, “…it shall make thy belly bitter…” But even though, learn something from what you go through….
Anyway, be of good cheer