At what age are boys “grown up”? Barely 100 years years ago, a boy of 12-13 could be seen working on his father’s farm, driving the tractor and handling responsibilities as “the man of the house” should his father need to be gone. Today, we treat 12-13 year olds like kids, we don’t really expect much of them (passive), we allow them to “discover themselves” (prideful), we see them doing what they want to do and excuse it because “they’re just teenagers” (lust) all while rewarding achievement over effort (greed). We live in a world where young men aren’t really challenged to take responsibility, but are allowed to live a life of extended adolescence, where sin is accepted or easily dismissed as just “boys will be boys” stuff and 25 year olds are still living with their parents and have little to no desire to provide for themselves. All while Scripture screams show self-control! Live with integrity! Set an example worth following! Young men can live incredible when they depend on Jesus and follow His steps.