You grab a mad dog by the ears when you butt into a quarrel that’s none of your business.
People who shrug off deliberate deceptions, saying, “I didn’t mean it, I was only joking,” are worse than careless campers who walk away from smoldering campfires. (18-19)
When you run out of wood, the fire goes out; when the gossip ends, the quarrel dies down. (20)
Listening to gossip is like eating cheap candy; do you want junk like that in your belly? (22) (From Proverbs 26: 17-22, MSG)
Over all it sounds like we should be minding our own business. How well are you doing in that department?
Prayer- Lord, remind us of verses like this when we stick our noses in where they don’t belong. Amen.