A busybody is a gossip. An idle person who doesn’t work ends up filling his or her time with less than helpful activities, like gossip. Rumors and hearsay are tantalizing, exciting to hear, and make us feel like insiders. But they tear people down.


If you often find your nose in other people’s business, you may be underemployed.

Look for a task to do for Christ or for your family, and get to work.

Gossip is like mud on the wall; you can wipe it off, but it always leaves a mark.

Yet we hear that some of you are living idle lives, refusing to work and meddling in other people’s business. We command such people and urge them in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and work to earn their own living. – 2 Thessalonians 3:11-12

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