The hypocrite's excuse.
Why is it that people will use Luke 6:42 as an excuse to reject the reproof and correction that God brings to them via a brother or sister in the faith?? The term is self-justification! They justify their own sinful ways by projecting this verse onto the person bringing God's correction and reproof to them! For the person bringing the correction and reproof this scripture is the sole motivation, (2Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: ). Because as verse 45 of Luke 6 clearly indicates that once you have removed that splinter from your own eye(which can only be achieved by being born again by the Holy Spirit of God) your fruit is good as only by God's Holy Spirit can we bear good fruit! Yeshua was pointing out this fact in these verses in Luke yet those who are unwilling to repent of their sins and be born again in Truth and by God's Holy Spirit cannot therefore bear good fruit! They are hypocrites for that very reason and not for any other! People who look to justify themselves will only ever choose the scriptures that suit them and ignore the rest of the scriptures surrounding the one they claim for their own self-justification! This is the reason for their being hypocrites, (Proverbs 15:10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.) To conveniently ignore the whole picture Yeshua is drawing for us here in these verses in Luke 6 only goes to prove and set apart those that are hypocrites and those who have truly repented as to the hypocrites Proverbs 15:10 applies and to the truly repentant 2 Timothy 3:16 applies!
The hypocrites do not believe God and therefore they do not think God reads their hearts and sees their hypocrisy! But of course He does! Their lack of faith does not alter the facts! God does not require anyone's faith to do what He will do. People who do not believe God and therefore do not live in obedience to His commandments and think that they can control God in their minds by their own manipulations! That is not however the God of the Bible but it is the idol god they have imagined for themselves in their heads! That god never punishes them for wrongdoing nor does he judge them! That false god always loves everything about them according to their imagination and always wants to bless them with money and all kinds of other fleshly lusts and he never condemns anyone to hell because he is so loving and he doesn't judge them after all!
Here's a clue people, that god is you, a false god, self, ego, the one that believed satan's lie! These people repeat the sin of satan with pride in their hearts and they do not believe what God has said, that they would surely die if they disobeyed God!(Gen 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. ) Ever since Adam and Eve, mankind has chosen to believe the same old lie! Now God has provided redemption for all through Yeshua by taking up our sins and casting them all on Him so that we may have salvation and regain eternal life instead of eternal death! Only the hypocrites spit at what Yeshua has done for us by not believing His Word nor obeying it as if they would have believed it they would have obeyed it because He that said believe and you will be saved also said, (John 3:18 He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of God.)
Repent you hypocrites and come into a true faith and be born again in Truth and by His Holy Spirit whilst there is yet time! The majority of so called christians belong to this group and are the reason God said these words, (Revelation 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.) Lukewarm christians are in more trouble than any other people on earth, repent therefore lukewarm people!
Luke 6 39 And He spoke a parable to them: Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the ditch? 40 The disciple is not above his master, but everyone who is perfect shall be like his master. 41 And why do you look at the splinter that is in your brother's eye, but do not see the beam that is in your own eye? 42 Or how can you say to your brother, Brother, let me pull out the splinter in your eye, when you yourself do not see the beam that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First cast out the beam out of your own eye, and then you shall see clearly to pull out the splinter that is in your brother's eye. 43 For a good tree does not bring forth corrupt fruit, neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth the good. And an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth the evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. 46 And why do you call Me Lord, Lord, and do not do what I say?