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This picture is an illustration about discernment. Viewed in daylight and under ultraviolet light it is somewhat difficult to see a clear distinction between the orange/red (things that are evil) and the white/aqua colours (things that are good according to God). Viewed in the dark, this is the world seen with God’s ‘clarity’. To God, there are no areas of grey- only that humans can lack discernment. Something is either good or evil with no in-between.

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12, NIV)




What is good? What is evil? That is the question this painting asks the viewer. The red ribbon represents things that seem good but are deceptively evil or destructive. The white represents the things that God says are good (in the bible). “…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things” (Philippians 4:8, NIV)