Log in my Eye

The next eye statement I read was the one about judging others.  Basically, don’t judge others, look at the log in your eye, rather than the speck in theirs.  This is another one that is hard to reconcile.  Can we not say when someone does something wrong?  I mean, we do have courts, and jail, so how does this work in real life?  Then I noticed what the last sentence really says, “First, take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” (Matt 7:5)  The point is to help get the speck out.  It is not to sit in judgement that it is there, but to clear your vision enough that you can help others clear theirs.  That is the view we’re aiming for.
“Do not judge so that you will not be judged.  For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.  Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?  Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold the log is in your own eye?  You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”  Matthew 7:1-5 NASB)
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About Karen May

Child of God, wife, mom, author, teacher, musician
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