Do you know what the word means?
One google definition says: "a meddling or prying person".
At the initial question, I figure most folks envision Mrs. Kravitz from the TV show "Bewitched" who was always watching Samantha and Darren and the entire neighborhood doing things she didn't understand or know about.
Now that I have most of you either searching "Mrs. Kravitz" or giggling from the tv childhood memories, I will delve a bit deeper.
The Bible says in Luke 6:42
Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
When you spend your day making mental lists of what your co-workers do wrong, or how many times they go on break, you are being a busybody.
When you spend your drive time to work and back looking for misspelled words on billboards and church signs then make fun of them, you are fault-finding.
When you drive around your neighborhood and gripe about your neighbor's landscaping or vehicles in their yards or downed trees that they have yet to clean up, you are being nosey into other men's matters.
Bottom Line - If it is Not your household and does not warrant a call to 911 Emergency, Leave it alone, do not talk about it, (this is gossip!!) and do not waste your time wondering what someone is building. It does not affect you. You will have SO much more peace in your mind and body and soul if you stop concerning yourself with what other's are doing.
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