What is a “busybody?”


We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat.  2 Thessalonians 3:11-12
            A busybody is more concerned about how other people live than examining the way they live.  They invade the lives of others, keeping the focus off their own sinful lives. 
            Busybodies are judgmental, enjoying how they tear down others, making themselves feel better in the process.
            Paul couldn’t stand those kind of people.  “Busy” for him meant sharing the gospel so others could live incredible lives.  Busybodies are busy making themselves feel better.
            Busybodies spend more time talking than working.  The Bible tells them to shut up and get to work.  Get busy helping people and stop gossiping and hurting people.