If you suffer, it must not be because you are a murderer or a thief or a criminal or a meddler in other people’s affairs. 1 Peter 4:15 (GNT)
A great deal of the troubles we go through can be avoided if we cut down on or even out rightly stay away from nosing around in issues that are none of our business.
Meddling into other people’s affairs is carrying more than your capacity. Sufficient for each one of us are our own personal burdens and troubles.
Galatians 6:5 (NLT) For we are each responsible for our own conduct.
We are not God, we are not the general overseer and judge of the universe, we are not called to watch out for and set everyone else’s life in order.
You’re not appointed to watch over, police and put in order other people’s lives, their relationships, marriage, family, children, career, work, business or ministry.
Here’s what our Lord Jesus says about meddling into other people’s affairs.
Luke 6:41-42(NKJV) 41 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye? 42 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye. When you self-appoint yourself overseer and judge over another person’s issues you have right there and then shown how you yourself have bigger, worse unsolved issues.
Meddling into other people’s affairs is inviting uncalled for trouble.
Proverbs 26:17 (NKJV) He who passes by [and] meddles in a quarrel not his own [Is like] one who takes a dog by the ears.
The Message Bible brings it out this way:
You grab a mad dog by the ears when you butt into a quarrel that’s none of your business. Proverbs 26:17 (MSG)
So that’s how stupid and dangerous prying into other people’s business can be.
You’re not called and anointed to tell others to run their lives according to your unsolicited for opinion and direction. Unless someone comes to you by themselves and asks for help don’t intrude.
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12(MSG) Stay calm; mind your own business; do your own job. You’ve heard all this from us before, but a reminder never hurts. We want you living in a way that will command the respect of outsiders, not lying around sponging off your friends.