It is so important for us to be walking closely with God. We need the Lord‘s wisdom and discernment when to share truth and when not to share it. The Lord knows the hearts of people, and He knows when the timing is going to be the most fruitful and most effective.
A wonderful summation of this command can be found in the story of the prodigal son. There was a season of life where the son would’ve been characterized as “swine“ — he did not value the things of his father. It would have been a waste to try to reason with him. However his loving father waited patiently, and, at the right time, his son was ready to hear the truth and repent. May we be encouraged to pray for those in our lives who are resistant, and to look to the Lord for His perfect timing to share truth.