LOGS AND SPLINTERS
Jesus taught us about Logs and Splinters to illustrate about making judgments. “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see 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,’ when there is the log 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 7:2-5)
I have always found it much easier to be in the Splinter business than in the Logging business. I can spot a splinter like I had binoculars for eyes. I often can hardly see a Log as if I had ‘Farsightedness (hyperopia). Hyperopia is a common vision condition in which you can see distant objects clearly, but objects nearby may be blurry.’ Help me, Lord; heal my eyes so I can see clearly.
“You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate. Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven.” Jesus