Do not go hastily to court; for what will you do in the end, when your neighbor has put you to shame? (Proverbs 25:8)
To procrastinate in anger is wise. Whenever we respond emotionally, we will inevitably respond too soon and without all information we need. Emotional judgment will always lack. There will always be at least one thing we do not know about any given situation. No matter how sure your case may appear, until you hear the other side or another view, your judgment will be flawed and your face ashamed. I have a rule that I do my best to observe: when angered or emotionally charged by a situation I wait at least twenty-four hours before I respond. I have found that when I do, how I respond is not how I would have responded when the anger or emotion was fresh. Stale anger produces fresh thinking. Think about the times that you have responded emotionally. It may have felt good, but did it do good? James instructs, "Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God."