We are not at liberty to rebuke a brother with hostility and arrogance, nor is it acceptable to lose restraint over our temper and tongue. If we’re not careful, the error in our rebuke will far exceed the error of their offense!
Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
(Galatians 6:1-3 ESV)
A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.
(Proverbs 29:11 ESV)
For with whatever judgment you judge, you shall be judged; and with whatever measure you measure out, it shall be measured to you again. And why do you look on the splinter that is in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the beam that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First cast the beam out of your own eye, and then you shall see clearly to cast the splinter out of your brother’s eye. Do not give that which is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet and turn again and tear you.
(Matthew 7:2-3, 5-6 MKJV)