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The preacher placed two identical jars on the table next to the pulpit. He quoted 1 Samuel 16:7 – “The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
“These jars came from the same factory, were made of the same materials, and can hold the same amount. But they are different,” he explained. 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 “out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45)
What if someone tipped you over today? What if someone comes on the wrong way and causes a dent on your car or makes a scratch on your bike? What would flow out? Would you reveal the "honey" of grace and patience, or the "vinegar" of anger and sarcasm?
"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins" (1 Peter 4:8).
Unless people see the honey of God's love, grace and patience flowing out of us, they will never come to understand God through our lives.
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Monday, June 24, 2013
What Comes Out Of You When You Are Upset Is Who You Really Are.....