A preacher placed two identical jars on the table next to the pulpit. He quoted I Samuel 16:7, “…Jehovah seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Jehovah looketh on the heart.” The preacher then explains, “These jars came from the same factory, were made of the same materials, and can hold the same amount. But they are different.”
Then he upset one and it oozed out honey. He turned over the other, and vinegar spilled out. “When a jar is upset, whatever is in it comes out. Until the jars were upset, they looked alike. The difference was within, and could not be seen. When they were upset, their contents were revealed. Until we are upset we put on a good front. But when we are upset, we reveal our innermost thoughts and attitudes, for “for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh’” (Luke 6:45).
What if someone tipped you over today? What would flow out? Would you reveal the “honey” of grace, patience, and forgiveness, or the “vinegar” of anger and sarcasm? “And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins” (1 Pt. 4:8).
If someone upsets you today realize they just may be looking for a little honey!
Think About It!
Have A Great Day!