busybody

someone who interferes in other’s lives; a meddler
—Pat is a busybody who always wants to know the latest gossip.

In one of his letters, the Apostle Peter writes that Christians should not be surprised when they suffer because they follow Jesus. Instead, they should see that they are sharing in the difficulties of Christ’s life. But Peter says that not all suffering is because of a godly life:

If you are insulted for the name of Christyou are blessedbecause the Spirit of glorywho is the Spirit of God, rests on youBut let none of you suffer as a murderer or thief or criminal or as a troublemaker [busybody]. But if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamedbut glorify God that you bear such a name. (1 Peter 4:14-16)

An older meaning of busy is “prying or meddlesome.”

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