Jesus used exaggerations and humor to get his point across. One of his most well-known is the story of the beam and speck. This illustration is found in Matthew 7:3-5
We’ve all been that person at one time or another – judging others while ignoring our own blind spots. It’s so easy to see the faults of others while ignoring my own. Yet, Jesus’ word-picture is forceful and remnds us of one clear truth - "Yes, I am that person."
On the other hand, there are those who never see themselves with a beam-in-the-eye problem. They are dangerous and often used by Satan to spread confusion and disharmony wherever they go – even within the church.
I thought of three types of behavior that are most common of people who have a beam in their own eye:
1. The Inspector. These are the ones who are happy to do a “fruit inspection on you and give you a detailed analysis of where you are wrong. This is sometimes done under the guise of helping you towards spiritual maturity.