Matthew 7:3-5 (ESV): "3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye."
How easy it is to become indignant at the sin of others while living in grievous sin personally. In dealing with our own sin before addressing the sin of another we will be far more compassionate and loving in our conversation and a better representation of the Lord.
Jesus addresses how we are to deal with the sin of others. First, we are not to judge someone with a different standard than we judge ourselves. Jesus then says we are to get the log out of our eye before removing the speck from our brother's eye. What He means is that we must consider our heart and remove the sin within before addressing the sin of another. To do anything less is hypocrisy.
How many times have you looked down on another person for their sin while harboring even greater sin in your heart? It's not wrong to address the sin of another but confront yourself first so you can come with the right heart and attitude. Don't play the hypocrite Christian. Get your heart right with God and then address your fellow man, but never before, amen?
Father, we thank You that we can have clean hands and a pure heart through the blood of Jesus. Let us never address another's sin until we have first dealt with our own. May Your mercy and grace be received and then given back out towards those we address for Your glory we pray in Jesus' name, amen.