We are not meant to read spiritual things with literal mind or worry about punctuation. Instead, we read by the spirit of FAITH as we are moved to TRUTH (Christ)!
1My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same [is] a perfect man, [and] able also to bridle the whole body. 3Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 4Behold also the ships, which though [they be] so great, and [are] driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. 5Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. 7For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: 8But the tongue can no man tame; [it is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 10Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 11Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet [water] and bitter? 12Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so [can] no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
13Who [is] a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. 14But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15This wisdom descendeth not from above, but [is] earthly, sensual, devilish. 16For where envying and strife [is], there [is] confusion and every evil work. 17But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
The moral of the story here, FAITH brings us to the TRUTH!
What is being revealed is multi faceted and encapsulates the entirety of mans reason for being mislead and deceived by the darkness that comprehends not (leaving most, the unwise).
Right from the start of this chapter it’s giving explanation to the wise and HELPING THE BLIND TO TAKE HOLD OF THE WISDOM TO BECOME WISE IN CHRIST’S WAY.
You can see reference to the horse and the bridle. This represents mankind and his teachings of the tree of knowledge traditional kind. It has been forced into us to be lead to believe certain things and certain ways for the society we live in to take control over us and misguide us just like we are all seeing and witnessing. The bridle is the tree of knowledge taught ways being set upon our brain (head) and through unseen energy or thought, we are lead astray from the light by ways of thinking that was produced by sin (tree of knowledge).
This has then transformed us to speak the same teachings out and onto or into others like a disease and our unruly evil tongues full of poison that lead the way to the destruction of the lies instilled.
In verse 8 you’ll see it refers to this and by verse 9 an example follows that many might miss. In 9 it says; Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
What does the literal make of this?
Through FAITH and the wisdom being spoken of the TRUTH exists. This is an example of God and the Father being considered the same when they are NOT. What this does to those who don’t know this, it miss leads them into the darkness further by way of the reigns of their mis-teachings of the tree of knowledge ways of sin. Then they too become the new leaders that bridle up the next set of people of their generation to believe the lies they think are truths. This is satans work at its finest!
Yeshua taught of his FATHER and many times made it clear there is a differentiation between the god of their time and his FATHER. The confused state this end result event on the brain invoked and evoked on man has poisoned all of us through the evil tongue and teachings of men of sin. Sin being one of the misunderstood words resting on our mind as if we all think we know what it is without ever seeking to find the TRUTH of what it really is and isn’t. Everything done apart from pistis, IS SIN, Which in turn causes us to miss the mark. That mark being the TRUTH understanding or Christ’s understanding that is of the light and life that tries to shine into the dark and death of sin to breathe life back into us. through FAITH. This is just to simplify it for you. The sin taught mind thinks literal minded most of the time. Causing truths to be misunderstood and misinterpreted to create contradictions, discord and opposition in mankind. These are just some of the tricks of sin/satan and why you’ll hear me say “a magician needs its audience to be willing to be deceived or prepared to believe in falsehoods, accepting them as truths to pull off the magic tricks”. Understand the magic trick and the deception goes away.
This is the reason it was spoken, the light shines in the darkness and the darkness comprehends it not. The unwise taught by sin and that refuse to let go of their hardened way of thinking, will always look right past the TRUTH, just like satan intended in his tree of knowledge teachings of sin.
The God in 9 being referred to is separate and different than that of the FATHER Christ taught of. Then he had to bridge a gap to the darkness of our minds to wrap around the TRUTH that pertains to the general use of the word god that misleads the masses. Always using god in a general sense as if he is the almighty, when in all reality the creator and the saviour are DIFFERENT!
There are many times god or gods are referred to and we take it at face value and mis apply the context based on the false beliefs we adopted by the leaders of our time. The examples set forth in this entire chapter are designed to help us become wise and comprehend on all levels what is being revealed here. What you’ll find is full of Christ (TRUTH) once you transition from sin to FAITH. tree of knowledge to TREE OF LIFE!