1) Pearls to Pigs: Matthew 6:7
2) Camel Thru a Needle’s Eye: Mark 11:25
3) Clean the Inside: Matthew 23:25
4) Blind Leadin’ the Blind: Luke 6:3
5) Wolves in Sheep’s Skin: Matthew 7:15
6) Log in Your Eye: Luke 6:41
7) I Asked for a Fish: Luke 11:11
8) Candle Under Your Bed: Mark 4:21
9) Swallow a What!: Matthew 23:24
People have asked me, “What do you do if you make a mistake?” There is not a whole lot you can do. You cannot just cut it out and put something in its place. It will stand out, and probably break off. When I had finished carving the first humorous teaching, Pearls to Pigs, I looked up the passage that I carved to make sure it was correct. You know what, Matthew 6:7 says nothing about pearls or pigs. I looked it up in my Bible. It is not Matthew 6:7, but Matthew 7:6. I had switched those two numbers around. Not wanting to throw the stick away, I finally carved an arrow above the 6 & 7, indicating the need to switch those tow numbers around.
The reason I made that mistake was I had typed it wrong on my paper I was using. I checked the rest of the passages, they were correct, so I carved in the next passage, Camel Thru a Needle’s Eve. After I carved it in, I looked up the passage that I carved also. You know what, Mark 11:25 says nothing about camels or needle’s eyes. I did it again! I looked at my paper I was using. It did not say Mark 11:25, but Mark 10:25. Why I put an 11 and not a 10, I have no clue to this day. So if you look closely, under the 11, I carved a “-1”.
I debated whether I should make a mistake on the rest of the passages as well so that they would all be uniform. But I decided I should not intentionally mess up, so the rest of the passages are all correct. To me, it is God’s way of making this stick even more humorous than what I had originally planned. This stick took almost two years to carve. I finished it in 1999.
The one photo above shows what
the Bible Stick looked like