“But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.” (I Peter 4:15)
What shall it be for you, the gossip or the gospel? Gossip is “bad news,” but the gospel is “Good News.” Gossip will hinder an individual’s prayer life, making it less effective! The Bible admonishes us in I Peter 4:15 not to be a busybody. In fact, such prejudicial behavior is included in the same listing as a murderer, thief, and evildoer. Don’t be a busybody in spreading gossip, but rather be a busybody in spreading the gospel! Be busy in the work of the Lord.