2 Timothy 2:16-17- But shun profane and vain babblings:for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker.
This little porcupine was listening to vain babblings, and now he has sores all over his body. His bird friend was curious about what happened to him. The scripture in 2 Timothy 2:16-17 talks about shuning the fruitless talking of others. If it is not profitable for you to be listening to it then shun it. The word says it will eat like a canker.
It is amazing how words will affect you from just listening to it. The Bible says that Death and Life are in the power of the tongue and those that love it will eat the fruit thereof. You need to be careful what you are letting come into your ears. I guess the Lord thought it was pretty important that you hear good things. There is something that happens to you from soaking up stuff that is not good. You might not be able to see it right away on the outside but if I was you I would heed to what the word says.
There are some situations that you might be in that you are not able to shun or get away from. There is a difference when you are doing something on purpose and taking part in vain babblings. God knows your heart and what the situation is. If you love listening to the vain talk then there lies the problem. If you don't like it and perhaps you trying to win a soul or have to work around people that do this then just pray about it and the Lord will take care of it. I promise. It becomes a canker when you love to be involved in this vain babbling.