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A Clean Conscience

As we shared in the last blog, the conscience has been described as a God-given moral compass which helps us determine right from wrong.

Someone once called it “a law we cannot not know.”

In other words, the conscience is that part of every person which, willingly or unwillingly, responds to the universal moral law of God.

The Apostle Paul writes, ”Even Gentiles, who do not have God’s written law, show that they know his law when they instinctively obey it, even without having heard it. They demonstrate that God’s law is written in their hearts, for their own conscience and thoughts either accuse them or tell them they are doing right.”
(Romans 2:14-15, NLT)

Because we are made in the image and likeness of God, He has placed an awareness of His law within the heart of every person. This explains why our conscience always bears witness to our actions. It’s trying to give us an accurate witness of how we measured up to God’s standards.

If we ignore our conscience, we do so to our own peril. We must listen carefully to our conscience and nurture it by feeding our minds with the truth of God’s law as it is revealed in the Scriptures.

Our goal should be to live with a clean conscience. Consider this practical advice from the Apostle Paul. He said:

“I always strive to keep my conscience clear before God and man.” (Acts 24:16)

A clean conscience before both God and our neighbor – this is the aim.

Take a minute for self-examination. Is your conscience clear before God? Are there any thoughts or behaviors condemning you right now? Don’t ignore them. Instead, ask God for forgiveness.

Are there people that you know you have wronged? Your conscience will remind you. Don’t ignore these warnings. Act on them and make the situation right.

A clean conscience is priceless!

  1. Kerry Drake
    October 7th, 2011 at 05:52 | #1

    Thank you Pastor, good word!

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