He was a tall man, so I couldn’t see the contents of the cup he was holding. I assumed it was coffee, but I was wrong. You see, as quickly as his bouncy sidekick bumped into him, orange juice sloshed all over his expensive white dress shirt. No one would have ever known what was in his cup if he hadn’t been bumped.
That made me think; human beings are all “vessels” (Romans 9:21). However, we do not all contain the same thing. Sometimes, the best way to know for sure what is inside a person, is to see what spills out when he or she is bumped.
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things (Matthew 12:34,35).
Dear reader, has someone bumped you lately? And if so, what spilled out? As for me I, like King David, pray:
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer (Psalm 19:14).