Luke 6:41-45

Luke 6:41 (KJB)
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Jesus now uses a tremendous example to illustrate the point that He has just made concerning judging. Jesus points to the comparison of us and the one we are judging. First, He states that there is a mote in the eye of the brother. A mote is a very small speck or piece of wood. He then compares it to the beam which is in our eye. The beam is akin to a log of wood. The lesson here is that compared to the blindness of our own shortcomings and propensity to sin, the situation we are judging in our brother is very small. Every one of us sins and are susceptible to be carried away by any of those sins into the world of addiction. Therefore, before we judge the motives and reasoning of others, we need to do serious introspection of our motives and reasons.

Luke 6:42 (KJB)
Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.

In good conscience, how could one who has sin in their life actually go to another and tell them about their sin? The reason why many people make railing accusations and judgments is to exalt themselves or to divert from their covert sinful life. A person rebukes another person for their sin and has the same type of sin they do. It is a situation of total hypocrisy. Jesus is stating here that Christians are able to help each other when it comes to sinful situations. We must be careful that we are not hypocrites when it comes to that. We must carefully examine our own lives and weaknesses to see if we are entertaining any type of sin in our life. Once we can judge ourselves and deal with our own sins and problems, then we can help another brother to overcome their sin. To see clearly is to have nothing obstructing the view and if the beam is in our eye, then our eyes are completely covered and unable to see our sin but once it is removed, then our eyes have a clear path. (Gal 6:1 KJV) Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Galatians 6:1 gives us a serious warning that we must be cognizant of the fact that if we help another brother in a sinful situation, we too as flesh wearing humans, can also be subject to the evil lure of any sin.

Luke 6:43 (KJB)
For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

(James 3:12 KJV) Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. James confirms the very principle that Jesus is giving us and that a good tree, or one who is truly saved, cannot bring forth evil fruit. On the other hand, a corrupt tree, or one that is unsaved, cannot bring forth good fruit. The good tree has the Holy Spirit living within them and their teachings are sourced in the Scriptures given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The principle is thus. Like begets like. (Gen 1:25 KJV) And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. As in the animal kingdom, a horse births a horse or a cow births a cow, the good tree or the true Christian brings forth the truth. The false teacher or prophet brings the false message otherwise known as evil fruit. If the tree is strong and healthy, it will bring forth good fruit but if the tree is weak and sickly, it will not bring good fruit and if someone eats the fruit, they may become sick. If someone receives the false teachings and believes them, they will be deceived and face eternal damnation if they do not become saved.

Luke 6:44 (KJB)
For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.

One way that we will identify them is by their fruits and the fruits are the words and deeds. False teachers had plagued the Apostle Paul and one characteristic that they possessed was that they were very self-centered. The Pharisees and Sadducees were only interested in wealth and social status and they wanted nothing to interfere with their income. (John 11:48 KJV) If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation. Grapes are grown on healthy vines and give good fruit. Grapes do not come from thorns, figs, or thistles. Grapes are products of grapevines. The principle Jesus is giving us is that only true teachers or Christians will give the true message of the Gospel. It will not come from the false teachers and preachers because just as all animals reproduce after their kind, so false teaching is produced by false teachers. Truth will never come from a false teacher. (Mat 24:5 KJV) For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Then there will be those who will come in the name of Christ and pretend to be true believers by proclaiming that Jesus is God but then from then on the teachings will degenerate into false teachings and if you are not careful, you will be snared.

Luke 6:45 (KJB)
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

Then Jesus makes the comparison that those who are saved and have a heart which is filled with light will bring forth the good things such as salvation, eternal life in Christ, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Those who have an evil heart will be deprived of knowing the truth and the will result in blasphemous teachings, lies, hatred, and false accusations. John the Baptist also called the Pharisees a generation of vipers. This would place the Pharisees in the camp of Satan since Satan is referred to as a serpent. (Rev 20:2 KJV) And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, Jesus then directly tells them that they are evil because they thought their righteousness was irreproachable. It would be impossible for them to speak of the things of God such as salvation and the Lord Jesus Christ in a proper biblical manner because they were unsaved and were hostile to the Gospel. Their hearts were darkened with the blackness of sin and as a result, their evil heart was manifested publicly by the words they spoke and the actions they took against Jesus and the truth. If the heart is darkened by sin, then the words which are spoken will be darkened by sin.