1st Corinthians 4:11
11 Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. 12 Then people who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others.
I have not heard alot of sermons on this one. Maybe there is a reason. In alot of places, churches or not, if you took away other people's business there wouldn't be alot to talk about. Some people might even be sitting there staring at each other trying to communicate telepathically because although they might not be talking about other people's business, they are definately thinking about it.
The question is why does it becomes so easy for us to talk about other people's problems and business. My wife and I thought about that this morning. We were put in a situation where we autimatically started to do it. Luckily we stopped and thought of the scripture above. Do you know what happened? It was like a weight was taken off of our shoulders. It was mind blowing to realise that we didn't need to talk about this because we could do nothing about it and it was none of our business.
I believe that we do this for many reasons. We might do it to feel better about ourselves or to prove that we are right. We might do it because we don't want to face the decisions that we have to make in our own lives.
Now that I am thinking about it. I wonder how many people go through their whole lives thinking about what others are doing and being involved in other people's business that they really don't live themselves. It is like there own real life version of Days of our Lives and they are the producer. In the end, they will find, that they were producing strife instead of peace. That is the kind of life that I don't want to live.