Updated: Dec 6, 2019
It simply means mind your own business! I was reading Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life and came across a statement that resonated with me. He said "mind your own business is not a Christian phrase". I said "ha! you just spoke my mind!". This is of course not to encourage nosiness or gossip. It only means that as Christians we need to be concerned about our brothers and sisters in Christ. It is biblical.
The Good Samaritan in Jesus' parable had no business stopping to attend to the Jew beaten, robbed and left by the roadside to die, but he did. The Levite and the priest who happened upon him earlier decided to mind their own business and kept walking. Jesus said that kind of attitude is unchristian.
Sometimes you can tell by the look on someone's face, their attitude or body language that all is not well with them. It is ok to stop and ask if they are alright. Someone has not shown up in church for a minute, it is ok to call or text to find out if they are ok! We are all family and must feel for each other. It is wrong to see that a sister or brother is clearly on a downward spiral or has backslidden, and decide to do nothing about it.
Galatians 6:2 says "Carry one another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the requirements of the law of Christ [that is, the law of Christian love]". As members of God's family we have a duty to find ways to encourage each other to love and do good works (Hebrews 10:24). As part of the body of Christ we must care for each other for if one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and in the same way if one part is honored, all the parts are glad. (1 Corinthians 12:25-26).
There should not be loners in the house of God. There should be no "you do you and let me do me" attitude among us. We should freely love and correct one another and freely receive love and correction too. "None of your beeswax" should not be part of our vocabulary. Check on someone today; say a prayer for another!
Love, Lady Monica❤