Have you realized that when you think and feel bad about someone you end up acting badly against him or her?
All evil works begin in the heart and mind. When you think someone is doing something foolish, or unaccepted, or unfair, you make that conclusion in your mind. But your conclusion about him or her might be wrong. The next thing is that your emotions will arise in line with your belief, and propel you to act against what you believe is wrong. You might belittle the person, insult the person or take steps to stop the person from his action.
Jesus’ approach when dealing with disputes and disagreements with people was to tell them that they need to watch out for what is happening in their hearts. Your bad words and actions against people are a result of what is happening in your heart. Murder begins in the heart and has its roots there, if you want to stop it, you should stop it from its roots. You need to be careful about how you view people in your heart. Insulting, labeling, and undermining people in your heart is a sin against God. Moral sins like murder start at the heart. If you want to have a good relationship with God and people, you need to watch out for what is happening in your heart.
The bible in Mat 5:21-22 ESV says “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ (22) But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.”
Watch out for your heart.
From Simtandile Dlepuma.