Friday, June 28, 2013

A Clean Conscience

I love to have a blameless conscience, don't you? Some of you may have never had one and wonder if it is even possible.

What keeps us from having a clean conscience? We rename our sinful thoughts and actions. We rationalize our greed, jealousy, and lust. We justify our anger. “They deserved it!” And one of the most common ways of evading our conscience, we blame others for our mistakes and poor decisions. Oh, and finally, we try to conceal it. Besides, what we do in the privacy of our bedrooms is seen by God and does effect others. None of these actions will remove our guilt and the harmful consequences. But, this does...

"People who conceal their sins will not prosper,
but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.
Blessed are those who fear to do wrong,
but the stubborn are headed for serious trouble."
Proverbs 28:13, 14 NLT

Confessing our sins, or agreeing with God that they are wrong, will allow us to receive His love and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! It is so simple, but we must humble ourselves, and admit our failure. God will graciously clean our conscience.

"There shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. In view of this, I also do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men."
Acts 24:15-16 NASB

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