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 would flow out??
I'm sure we all have our "honey" and "vinegar" moments but we need to choose one or the other and stick with it. Having honey and vinegar in the same jar is a waste of space because it results in a distaste. I've shared how verse 26 of Proverbs 31** always challenges me. Then James 3: 8-12 continues: "But the human tongue can be tamed by no man. It is a restless (undisciplined, irreconcilable) evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who were made in God's likeness! Out of the same mouth come forth blessing and cursing. These things, my brethren, ought not to be so. Does a fountain send forth [simultaneously] from the same opening fresh water and bitter? Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine figs? Neither can a salt spring furnish fresh water." Based on these verses, there are 3 things we need to note and then act on:
1. What we say is based on what we have within - Matt 12:34b "For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks." (Amplified)
2. We must protect our hearts: "Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life." (Prov 4:23 - Amplified)