1 Thessalonians 5:15
Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.
I can remember hearing over and over when I was a kid, "Two wrongs does not make a right." It is not okay to repay someone's bad behavior with more bad behavior. I think this is probably one of Satan's favorite tactics! Even routinely polite and calm people can get pulled into impulsive retaliation. ("He deserved it!") God sees all I do. He knows my heart. When I give in to mean impulses, I am not following Christ and his teachings. I have given my life to Him. That means my whole life, and all that I do and all that I am needs to honor Him.
Lord, hear my prayer. Change my heart, help it to be clean and kind in all situations. Amen