And why behold you the mote that is in your brother's eye, but consider not the beam that is in your own eye?…
I. That sin may exist in man to an enormous extent, and YET HE BE UNCONSCIOUS OF IT — "the beam." Several things tend to produce this unconsciousness.
3. Satanic agency.
II. That however unconscious of our own sins, WE MAY BE ALIVE TO THE SINS OF OTHERS.
1. Sin does not destroy the faculty for discerning moral distinctions.
2. The importance of Christians being circumspect in their conduct.
III. That SELF-IMPROVEMENT IS A NECESSITY QUALIFICATION for the improvement of others.
(Dr. David Thomas.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?