The preacher placed two identical containers 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 containers 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 shook one container and it oozed out honey. He turned over the other, and vinegar spilled out. When a container is upset, whatever is in it comes out. Until containers 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.


If someone irritated you today, 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)


Have a terrific day knowing that the one who upsets you may be just
looking for some honey

-Chronicwriter