Related commentaries – Tactfulness

God Reveals Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream – Daniel 2:14 – 2:23

Oswald Sanders Definition of Tact

Tact has been defined as the right touch rather than the wrong touch. We are instructed in Scripture to let our lights shine, but remember, not like a blow torch! J. Oswald Sanders defines tact as “an intuitive perception of what is proper or fitting; the mental ability of saying and doing the right thing at the right time, so as not to unnecessarily offend or anger. This qualification is sadly often conspicuous by it absence and the worker spoils the very work about which he is so concerned. (Who Said That? by George Sweeting, p. 417).