(Proverbs 22:11 KJV) He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.
I think most political leaders would focus on the second part of this description. I am sure that David wishes the prophet Nathan had been a little more “gracious” (2580) when bringing up the king’s infidelity. I think it is one reason Billy Graham was able to get along with so many different presidents. If Graham ever approached a president about sensitive issues he must have done it with great gentleness and tact. That is why the doors always seemed to be open to him.
There are times when we must stand up and be counted. Those come on occasion. An every day event is being more gentle in our approach. The danger we fall into is in not being heard because we are too gentle. I am not sure if that is our problem or people refusing to listen is the issue.
So? Make sure that being a strident voice is not a matter of ego. People often reject the truth and usually reject it when it is wrapped in self-righteousness.