The Measure We Use

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 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.” (Matthew 7:1–5, NIV 1984).

My Musings – As seen on the internet: “People are just too judgmental these days. I can tell just by looking at them.” Both humorous and sad. Clearly a situation of a “plank in [their] own eye.” I think we’ve all been guilty of this at some point, now more widespread and pronounced than ever since the epidemic of judgmentalism set in.

My Advice – Who among us would want to be judged in “the same way [we] judge others” and with the “measure [we] use” to judge others? I suspect few. We need to take a self “eye exam” to remove the planks.

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