The ONE THING for today

What are we going to do about all those young people?

  • Psalm 119:90 (NKJV) Your faithfulness endures to all generations 

I bet you can relate to the following commentary: “The children now love luxury; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in the place of exercise.  Children are tyrants, not the servants of their households.  They no longer rise when their elders enter the room.  They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs and tyrannize their teachers”. 

Does that describe any young people you know?  It described some that Socrates (469-399 B.C.) knew…matter of fact he wrote the above quotation.

Portrait of Socrates. Marble, Roman artwork (1...

Portrait of Socrates. Marble, Roman artwork (1st century), perhaps a copy of a lost bronze statue made by Lysippos. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The point?

Before you get in the line that is jumping off the bridge because the world has gone to hell in a hand  basket and before you throw all those strange and degenerate young people who are bothering you under the bus–remember  that the world hasn’t really changed all that much.  People are still people—they’ll let you down, respond to kindness and even eventually grow up. Oh and by the way, there’s someone else who is still the same: God.

So don’t panic dear friend.  Generations come and go but in the end they all have to testify that God was faithful.

Oh…and what are we going to do about all those young people?  Why we’re going to love them, pray for them and remember when we were young…and one more thing–we’ll tell all the wise guys (like Socrates) to take a “chill pill”.

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