When to Dust Your Feet
| The Bible student
knows that the Lord told His apostles that there might be certain times
when they should just shake the dust off their feet against a city and its
people. He meant there are times when it does no good to continue dealing
with some folks. Nothing worthwhile can be accomplished by continued
association. You just have to let them go their own way and refuse to be
bothered with them anymore Just when it is proper to do this is not always
easily determined, however. Many cease communication with people who are
dishonest, vulgar, filthy of speech and conduct. There does come a time
when enough is more than enough..
Do you suppose one is justified refusing further association with a person who persistently reflects dishonesty, impugns motives, lies, misrepresents others, becomes a talebearer and sows discord? After trying to deal with them and present truth to them, what benefit is there to cast the truth before them only to see it trampled under foot? We have known some people like that in the past and know some even yet. Do you know any?