MATTHEW 7:3_And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
The same Matthew 18 parable applies to this verse as well.
You would be safe to make the comparison of a mote as the tiniest speck of wood that could blow into your eye. Then compare the beam to the Hyperion tree in the Redwood National Park. Another comparison could be between a grain of sand and Mount Everest.
In the Parable of the Wicked Servant, it would be like a penny compared to $1,153,000.00!
Notice in this verse Jesus uses the word behold, meaning take heed. Take heed means what you observe the most in a situation – what is foremost on your mind. You have already learned it would be what is foremost in your heart (the where your treasure is principle). It is what consumes your thought life. The most important thing to you.
God has miraculous things in store, and the Holy Spirit is searching deep within to see what consumes your heart.
I Corinthians 2:9-10 (KJV), “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”
Magnificent God, Let me behold the truths You teach—plant them in my heart. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ sees the deep places in my heart—He gives truth!