Proverbs 26:20-22 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
There are people who just enjoy starting problems and gossip. They like to know and they like to spread it. They kindle strife it says. They hurt people deeply. They like to keep things stirred up.
The fight is over when the talebearer is gone. Interesting, no?
The question is are you the contentious person?
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