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9 Therewith [en][autos] bless we [eulogeo] God [theos], even [kai] the Father [pater]; and [kai] therewith [en][autos] curse we [kataraomai] men [anthropos], which [ho] are made [ginomai] after [kata] the similitude [homoiosis]
of God [theos].
10 Out of [ek] the same [autos] mouth [stoma] proceedeth [exerchomai] blessing [eulogia] and [kai] cursing [katara]. My [mou] brethren [adelphos], these
things [tauta] ought [chre] not [ou] so [houto] to be [ginomai].KJV-Interlinear
9 With it we bless our Lord and
Father; and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; 10 from the same mouth come both blessing and
cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. NASB
Out of the same mouth can come courtesy or rudeness. And odd as it should seem, we can apply
courtesy or rudeness to the same creatures that God, Himself, has designed.
Our differences in opinion are usually directed based
on our subjective views of others.Thus
James has been reminding us in this chapter and the last, to not tolerate or
use bias or prejudice, or any form of unfair practice toward others.
Any and all sin is directed toward God.Any and all sin may be aimed at people or
attitudes and such, but God is the author and designer of creation, so any
complaints we may have, any opinions we may adopt, any ill feelings we may
harbor, are a direct insult toward Gods design.
This will be explained more, when we get to verse 13
and on from there.
But, our double sided views of life come as a result
of the existence of the sin nature within us. The sin nature is something
ingrained in the body, not the soul.It
has an influence on our soul with regard to what we believe and such.But when we die, and when our soul leaves the
body, the sin nature remains with the body and is destroyed as the body decays.
Our soul sails off to heaven leaving the sin nature
behind for good.
But, even though the sin nature is not a part of the
soul, we still face life with decisions made from our own free will.God gives us all choices and in life we all
choose of our own free will.
We cannot blame our predicaments on the sin nature,
because we do have the ability to not listen to it.God has given us all the ability, through
doctrine, to permanently run the influence of the sin nature out of our life,
but of course its path is soooo easy to follow, and its enticements are soooo
And, rather than following the divine rules of
authority and truth, we generally follow the counter authority called peer
pressure and popularity, and follow the world in its views.So out of the same mouth, views are directed
from the soul (designed by God) and from the sin nature (the choices of man).
And why is this?Because we choose it to be so. We were given something beautiful and
make it into something rotten.And we do
it all on our own, and by choice.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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