““Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but don’t notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself don’t see the log in your eye? Hypocrite! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck in your brother’s eye.”
Luke 6:41-42 HCSB
Victorian era art connoisseurs used brass viewing tubes a little smaller in size than a TP roller to hone in on small areas of larger works of art. This helped them better appreciate all the intricacies of fine paintings, although, without a doubt that some critics were looking for flaws.
Do you find yourself doing this with others…putting their behavior under a microscope how to find their faults and problems? Christ calls us instead to turn the viewing tube to ourselves, asking God to reveal our own sin that blocks our vision and keeps us from seeing others through a lens of grace.
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
Psalm 51:10 NIV🚦