I had an unexpected encounter earlier today with a bunch of preteen kids. They were playing around across the street from me. One of them said “Hi.” I said nothing and continued to walk. They said, “Hi” again, and I still ignored them. Then a girl about 9 years old said “Hi,” and when I didn’t respond, she said under her breath, “BITCH.”
I snapped to attention and walked back to where I could see this little ingrate. I didn’t cross the street to where they were, but I said with a raised voice, “Who are you talking to?” She lied and said to her friend. I pointed my finger at her and said, “YOU DON’T TALK TO YOUR ELDERS LIKE THAT. YOU RESPECT THOSE OLDER THAN YOU!” Then, fuming, I proceeded on my way.
Such is the by-product of parents who don’t know God, or the Bible, or the Lord Jesus Christ and His gift of eternal life. They were never taught to act properly, to mind their manners, to be respectful, etc. They are the progeny of God-haters and atheists, and they need Jesus to be the Ruler of their lives. The parents do as well.
The world is full of lost folks in these end times. You can’t walk down the street without being harassed in some way, whether it’s booming rap music spewing out of dark-windowed cars, or someone being rude in some way. Christians truly are, as Jesus said, sheep among wolves (Matthew 10:16).