Matthew 7:3 NASB
Why do you look at the speck
that is in your brother’s eye,
but do not notice the log
that is in your own eye?
The deeply fallen man is prone to all wickedness.
This includes the very keen observation of others’ sins and flaws and not seeing one’s own sins and flaws.
This, the Savior calls seeing specks in another’s eye, and not seeing the beam in one’s own eye.
Ones own sins are minimized as much as possible, or even covered up, and a magnifying glass is used for the sins of others.
With the brightest colors the sins of others are drawn and one’s own sins are covered. What a hypocrisy!
Are you also one of those hypocrites?
May the Lord grant us true self-knowledge so we may come to see your own guilt and sin.
True discovery does not mean that reproving others can be omitted.
Whoever is allowed to see the beam in his own eye, will know the sigh of being allowed to warn others in the right way.
Such a one is not correcting from a position, above the other,
such a one is correcting from a position, where he also knows his own shortcomings, and with the spirit of meekness.
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