Seeking Him Podcast

A Candle Among Gunpowder

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: A friend of mine was devastated to learn that her husband had an affair with a woman at work who often dressed very seductively.

Now, who was responsible for that affair? Of course, it was the husband. But did the sensually-dressed woman also have some responsibility? Absolutely. As women, our clothing choices can either help men succeed morally or can put temptation in their path.

Richard Baxter was a seventeenth century pastor who realized how a woman’s clothing could snare a man’s mind. He gave women this counsel: “You must walk among sinful persons as you would do with a candle among straw or gunpowder.”

Our clothing choices today can either encourage men around us to be morally pure or we can distract them. Are you walking as if you had a candle among gunpowder?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

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