Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard seem to be engaged in a passive-aggressive feud with Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo, and some fans think Derick just used a Bible verse to tell his brother-in-law to keep his mouth shut.
Rumors of a rift between Jill Duggar and her younger sister Jinger first started swirling after Jill snubbed Jinger on social media. Jill didn’t follow Jinger’s Instagram account when she joined the website last month, but Jill made sure to follow Joy-Anna Duggar when she created an account a few weeks later. There was some speculation that Jill was jealous of Jinger or that she disagreed with her younger sister’s decision to defy the family dress code by wearing pants, but one of Jeremy’s recent sermons seems to point to different reason for the bad blood between the sisters and their husbands.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Duggar fans believe that Jeremy, who works as a pastor at a church in Laredo, Texas, had Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar in mind when he spoke out against missionaries who are “unqualified” and “don’t want to work to support themselves.” His sermon criticizing Christians who rush to become missionaries without proper preparation was almost an hour long, and some fans think one of Derick’s recent tweets was meant to serve as a response to Jeremy’s harsh words. On Saturday, he tweeted the Bible verse Proverbs 10:19.
“When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.”
One of Derick’s Twitter followers immediately assumed that the tweet was aimed at Jeremy.
“Didn’t like what ur BIL preached about you? He spoke the truth. Actually you should listen to him & take his advice & stop grifting. Get a job,” the critic wrote.
The New Living Translation of Proverbs 10:19 clarifies the meaning of the Bible verse for modern-day Christians. If Derick Dillard did have Jeremy Vuolo in mind when he tweeted it, he’s warning his brother-in-law that he has ventured into dangerous territory by using so many words to criticize missionaries.
“Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.”
Commenters on the Duggar Family News: Life Is Not All Pickles and Hairspray Facebook page agree that Jill Duggar’s husband was using the Bible to throw shade at his brother-in-law.
“They even argue by quoting scripture because then it’s not to obvious,” wrote one commenter. “They can’t break the carefully crafted image that they all get along that’s their pay day.”
Another commenter speculated that Jill and Jinger’s husbands are publicly feuding to distract fans from Josh Duggar’s controversial attempt to join his sisters’ lawsuit. As USA Today reports, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy-Anna are suing In Touch Weekly and several other entities over the release and publication of redacted police reports describing the sexual molestation that they suffered at the hands of Josh. Their abuser recently sought to join their lawsuit, claiming that he’s also a victim who was “subject to the humiliation and extreme mental anguish of being publicly identified.”
It’s unlikely that the lawsuit will be discussed during the upcoming season of Counting On, which premieres Monday, June 12, at 9 p.m. ET on TLC. However, fans may get an opportunity to see Jinger Duggar, Jeremy Vuolo, Jill Duggar, and Derick Dillard interacting. The couples haven’t spent a lot of time together because of their living situations; Jill and Derick were living on the mission field in El Salvador during Jinger and Jeremy’s courtship, and Jinger and Jeremy moved to Laredo before the missionaries returned home to Arkansas. However, they all attended Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth’s May 26 wedding, and In Touch Weekly reports that the event will be the focus of the Counting On season premiere.
Will you be watching the Counting On wedding special to see if any drama goes down between Jill Duggar and Jinger Duggar’s husbands?
[Featured Image by Jill Dillard/Instagram]