Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes. (Proverbs 26:4-5)
Think on this:
- Do I have a solid relationship with this person?
- Do I need to respond for their benefit?
- Can I ask any clarifying questions before I speak?
- Can I respond in love?