Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A Good Conscience

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

Maybe you’ve heard this maxim: Let your conscience be your guide. It’s not a bad motto to follow as long as your conscience has been informed by biblical wisdom.

I once read an analogy that makes this crystal clear. The commentator likened a conscience to a sundial. You can only benefit from a sundial if light shines on it. You won’t get “the time of day” at 2:00 AM when it’s pitch black outside. And another thing, if there are other sources of light near the sundial, it can give you a false reading.

A sundial is only as useful as its light source. That is true of your conscience. You can rely on it if it has been enlightened by the Word of God. Remember, God’s Word is the light source to guide your life [Psalm 119.105]. If you spend time in the Word and take it to heart, then you can let your conscience be your guide. Here’s the formula: Time in the Word = confidence in the reliability of your conscience. 

Stay in the light of God’s Word. Let the truth of Scripture guide your life. Be fully convinced that what you are doing is right. Do that and you’ll enjoy the blessing of a good conscience.

One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. Romans 14.5 

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