Meriam-Webster dictionary describes a frenemy as a person who is, or pretends to be, a friend but who also in some ways is an enemy or rival seeking to injure, overthrow, or confound an opponent.
In today’s society, bad news dominates and proliferate media platforms through mass distribution because ungodliness wants to be heard by itching ears. In the same manner, Frenemies usually turn other people’s good news into bad news to keep themselves uplifted in front of others.
Perhaps most of us have willingly, or ignorantly, participated in gossip about someone we know, or do not personally know. In other words, engaged in meaningless talk about someone else’s business.
The Bible has strong words for frenemies in the Body of Christ. “For the time has come for judgment to begin at the House of GOD; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of GOD? (I Peter 4:17)
Do we really have time for such pettiness with so many things happening in the world, and in our own lives? I do not, nor will I, make time for gossipers, meddlers, busybodies or frenemies. What about you?
This might sound harsh but even Jesus did not play with words to protect feelings. He was more concerned about souls being saved. He instructed us to stop sinning before something worse happens to us. (John 5:14)
As disciples of Jesus, we should also be more concern about souls instead of seeking opportunities to destroy others. Please note we must not lose our souls to save someone else’s. If we are well-liked, or not, it comes a time when we must withdraw ourselves from those who continue walking disorderly.