Genesis 19:4-5 states that before Lot’s family and the the angelic visitors who had come to the house of Lot retired to bed, the men of Sodom, both old and young and all the people from every quarter surrounded Lot’s house and demanded that he brings out the angelic men so that they could indulge in their carnal wickedness against God’s messengers. These verses indicate all men, irrespective of age were wicked, bringing to light a very important fact – that sin or sinfulness does not discriminate by age. From the mother’s womb to the grave, all of mankind is sinful and all need a Savior.
Points to ponder:
Let us be careful not to exclusively treat an age group (say teenagers) as being prone to a more sinful lifestyle than any other age group. The devil is like a roaring lion seeking whom (irrespective of age) he may devour (1 Peter 5:8) and so we ought to be alert and of a sober mind, no matter how old or how young we are. Be on guard … sin does not discriminate by age!
Genesis 19:4-5 (KJV)
4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.