This was a shocking piece I wrote for Proverbial Thought. As a father and a pastor, I’m just as concerned for the safety of my children in church as outside. Now, I raised girls, not boys, so we had different challenges. Nevertheless, because the Enemy is clever, we must be on guard for our children (and the children of others), no matter where we are – even in church.
“So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him, I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows. Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.”
One of the greatest myths is that all church-going girls are “good” girls. These verses are a good example. Not only has this woman been waiting in the dark for her prey, she is openly religious, and uses her surface piety to lure the fool. But let’s break down these verses one at a time.
“So she caught him, and kissed him..”
Look who is the aggressor; it’s not the man. Conventional wisdom (not godly wisdom) has taught us that men are always the aggressor and that women should be wary. However, there are plenty of young women, as young as middle school…
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