I’ve noticed that people can be really touchy. And I’m not exempt. I can have a wonderful conversation with someone and laugh and share right up to the moment they disagree with me. Then, there’s friction, maybe an argument, and the next thing you know, we stop talking, and one –or both–of us is offended. Luke 17:3 says “Take heed …
“He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.” Proverbs 17:9
It is necessary to judge situations as good or bad, acceptable or unacceptable, according to the moral compass we’ve been given; it is necessary to judge people’s actions as good or bad, acceptable or unacceptable, according to the moral compass we’ve been given; it is not necessary to judge people’s value as good or bad, acceptable or unacceptable, according to the moral compass we’ve been given, and, if we elect to do so, whatever degree of judgment we pass will be returned back on us.
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”
No one likes to be called a busybody. Busybodies are those people who spend all day and night investigating the lives of other people so they can share it with all their friends, family, and every stranger who will listen. To willingly associate yourself with such a term is to admit you have no life! Still, can anyone honestly say they’ve never engaged in gossip? Even the saved and sanctified?