My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. (James 1:19, 20 NIV)
The Word tells us also:
•The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
•From the fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.
•Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. (Proverbs 18:4, 20, 21 ESV)
So after chewing and digesting, how did it taste? Is it worthy to be spoken toward someone? Is it edifying or will it tear down? There are no “paybacks” if you are trying to tear someone down. Vengeance belongs to The Lord!
Think about it.