Matt 7

Matthew 7:1-6

Some passages have more truth than a single drawing can portray. Here is a triptych I did of a very famous passage.

Matthew 7:1 is often given credit for being the most quoted verse in all the Bible.

Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

Obviously, they are quoting it to avoid the judgement of others. But that is but the tip of the proverbial iceberg in this passage. Yet, these other truths are often overlooked, especially by those just trying to avoid judgement. Specifically where we are told to judge ourselves. Not in a self-condemning way as we often see, but in a constructive way that leads to transformation and holiness. Those are the people who have learned to help, instead of hurt.

For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

A person with a plank in their eye criticizing another.
I couldn’t hear you over your plank, colored pencil

 

A person who can see the fault of others, but not his own.
Selective vision, colored pencil

 

a person deciding between gentle and harsh methodology in correction
Methods of correction, colored pencil