I think that troublemaker follows us in some form or fashion throughout our lives. They are the ones who make entire groups of people seem awful. They are the ones we hone in on when we "type-cast". They are the ones who stir up anger, start fights and misrepresent the entirety of the people.
Unfortunately, they are the ones who get all the attention.
Proverbs 6:16-19 (MSG)
Here are six things hates, and one more that He loathes with a passion:
eyes that are arrogant,
a tongue that lies,
hands that murder the innocent,
a heart that hatches evil plots,
feet that race down a wicked track,
a mouth that lies under oath,
a troublemaker in the family.
See. Even God "loathes them with a passion." Make no mistake, these people are no good.
Perhaps it's time we stop focusing in on that troublemaker, sit down and really listen to the others - the ones who are genuinely trying to be and do better in life. The ones who are trying to be understood but continually get misunderstood. Otherwise, perhaps we will end up being the troublemaker.
Proverbs 22:10-12 (MSG)
Kick out the troublemakers and things will quiet down;
you need a break from bickering and griping!
God loves the pure-hearted and well-spoken;
good leaders also delight in their friendship.
God guards knowledge with a passion,
but he’ll have nothing to do with deception.