nature . Greek. genesis. See James 1:23 .
From my study the course of nature, is the foundation of Gods plans, for a individuals life. Even what we profess in word defiles and is disrupting of Gods good will for us.
James 1:23 (kjv) For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer,
he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway
forgetteth what manner of man he was.
James Moffatts Translation of this is good:
And the tongue is a fire, the tongue proves a very world of mischief
among our members, staining the whole of the body and setting fire to
the round circle of existence with a flame fed by hell.
This circle reminds me of a compass (to draw circles) that involves Gods plans .
Nationally or individually. When we go against His plans for our lives, its sin and detrimental to us.
Isaiah 40:22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and
the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the
heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the
earth as vanity.
G5164 τροχός trochos trokh-os' From G5143; a wheel (as a runner),
that is, (figuratively) a circuit of physical effects: - course.
circle H2329 חוּג chûg khoog From H2328; a circle: - circle,
We have examples of this in scripture. One that draws on this very analogy of the compass (to draw circles) concerning Paul.
Acts 9:5 (kjv)
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
The prick in this case is that stabilizing point for a compass in order to achieve a perfect circle. Paul's early action against Christians were interfering in Gods plans.
The mouth in what comes from us, can be just as detrimental.
Matthew 15:11 (kjv)
11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which
cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
Following the subject spiritually the soul is defiled even by what we say.