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The Gift of Conscience

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The Gift of Conscience

What an amazing gift we have — our conscience.    It is from the LORD,  who in the beginning of time promised a Savior,  and then,  faithfully kept that promise in Jesus Christ.    God’s faithfulness in keeping promises proves,  without a doubt,  His love for us.

So, here we are being loved.    What are we going to do about it?    How are we going to use this wonderful gift?

When we accept God’s love,  He comes to guide us ever more closely because of our many weaknesses.    God created us  and  He knows how easily we fall.    So, as we learn God’s word,  He gives us a heightened conscience,  that has an even greater appreciation of the holiness of God’s ways.

Our conscience is God’s way of saving us from further sin and showing us the beauty of His holiness.    That’s why it is so important to listen to Him.    Then, if we are tempted to defy God,  we would realize that we would only be harming ourselves.    So,  we need to listen to our conscience.    It’s listening to God.

Our conscience is God with us day and night.    We shouldn’t be spoiled,  stubborn children,  defying our heavenly Father.    We need to keep looking at His proven love for us and be thankful for His constant care.

Our conscience is showing us the good way — the right way — the way of true love and faith.    When God is trying to take us by the hand and lead us,  we have safety there.    So following our conscience is our safety.    It’s holding onto our heavenly Father’s hand and letting Him carry us.

Treasure this gift of God.    Don’t keep defying it.    Don’t be stubborn.    All God is asking us is to trust Him with our whole life.    Do what God tells you.    Trust in His way because God knows better than we do what is good and right for us and what will help us in the end.

Following our conscience is just a way of loving and trusting God.

Be confident in God’s love.    God has proven His faithfulness.    So, we can be confident that He will make all things work out for our good — even when our situation looks impossible.

In our walk with God,  we don’t want God to be forced to discipline us when we’re being naughty and disrespectful.    We don’t want Him to have to give us a whack on the behind to get our attention.    It would be nice if we were more loving in our heart so that we would want to obey our Lord — just because we know He loves us.

Let us treasure and make good use of our conscience because there’s nothing worth living a lie for.    God’s love is the only love worth listening to.    His is the one love that can always be trusted.

Lack of conscience is a hardened heart.    Paul talks about people with hardened hearts giving themselves up over to evil life styles.    He says in Romans 1:25,  “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie,  and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator,  who is blessed forever.”

The scary part Paul describes in Romans 1:28 saying,  “And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer,  God gave them over to a depraved mind,  to do those things which are not proper.”

We don’t want God to give up on us and let us wallow in our sinfulness.

If our conscience does not warn us when being tempted,  we are in big time trouble.    Our heart is being hardened because of constant rebellion.    If we allow our hearts to harden even more, we could be lost forever.    God’s love will have been wasted on us.

In Titus 1:15-16, Paul describes people who claimed to be Christian,  but taught myths.    He said,

“To the pure,  all things are pure;  but to those who are defiled and unbelieving,  nothing is pure,  but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.    They profess to know God,  but by their deeds they deny Him,  being detestable and disobedient  and worthless for any good deed.”

God help us to listen to our conscience.

Love,   Margaret

 

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. rog permalink
    February 10, 2013 8:47 pm

    I am touched by your articles, they seem to be from a spiritual depth that is too often missing in our culture today. This is a most powerful message you are sharing. Thank you.

  2. February 10, 2013 9:07 pm

    Rog,

    Thank you for stopping by. Our Lord and Savior is more than deserving of our utmost respect and love. The love, patience, and humility He has so willingly shown us is awesome beyond compare. As a result, we have so much reason to want to live under His care and in the greatness of His love. There simply is no better place to be.

    May your day be blessed with His love.

    Margaret

  3. July 31, 2013 7:57 am

    My conscience is a Person with a Name, who is Holy Spirit. Love Ya! Hallelujah’s definition was a blessing. Samuel

  4. July 31, 2013 9:51 am

    Hi Samuel,

    How right you are. When God lives in our hearts, He guides us in all of our living. It is an awesome privilege to know that God is willing to stoop down and live in our hearts to guide us through this life. Have a wonderful day.

    Margaret

  5. November 16, 2013 9:32 pm

    i like this, thank you..

  6. November 16, 2013 10:14 pm

    Hi Sevgiliye,

    Thank you for stopping by. This post has a lot of truths that need to guide us in our everyday living. It’s sad when people do themselves great harm that they regret the rest of their lives — just because they refused to listen to God’s guidance in their conscience. God loves us so dearly and His love is more precious than any other love. It is only right and decent that we respond to His love with a love that shows in our lives.

    Have a great day!

    Margaret

  7. Holly permalink
    April 23, 2014 4:07 am

    What joy I find in the simplicity of your daily dose of Gospel. I am learning (reading an older Watchman Nee book) that His blood means so much to our Heavenly Father, more than we will ever know, nor can we grasp the meaning of Holy Atonement; what we do ‘get’ is in Hebrews 10:19-23, the assurance of faith because we had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience & our bodies washed in pure water; NOW we enter & hold to a confession, YES Christ is alive and at the Father’s right hand, where our hope abides in the One Who made the Promise and alone is trustworthy (paraphrased NET Bible).

  8. April 23, 2014 10:39 am

    Hi Holly,

    Thank you for stopping by… Yes, the simplicity of God’s plan of salvation boggles our minds… 🙂 …God made us and knows us intimately far beyond our imagination — and yet, people want to imagine that they are intelligent and capable in so many areas… In all of our presumed smartness, we cannot grasp the absolute wonder of God’s atonement… That’s amazing!…

    We can just stand in awe of our LORD’s faithfulness, love, and sheer grace… And, we can just let God’s plan fill us with joy and peace as we accept His ways.

    Have a great day.

    Margaret

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