‘My conscience [enlightened and prompted] by the Holy Spirit bearing witness with me.’ Romans 9:1 AMPC
Paul writes: ‘My conscience [enlightened and prompted] by the Holy Spirit bearing witness with me.’ Note that when the Holy Spirit speaks to your conscience, two things happen.
First, He illuminates your heart with the truth.
Second, He prompts you about what to do. Some things may be ‘right’ for others and be ‘wrong’ for you. Why? Because God has a particular plan for your life and He doesn’t want you to be negatively influenced, or even derailed. Read the following Scriptures and consider them prayerfully:
‘Therefore I always exercise and discipline myself [mortifying my body, deadening my carnal affections, bodily appetites, and worldly desires, endeavouring in all respects] to have a clear (unshaken, blameless) conscience, void of offence towards God and towards men.’ (Acts 24:16 AMPC)
‘Holding fast to faith (that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence) and having a good (clear) conscience. By rejecting and thrusting from them [their conscience], some individuals have made shipwreck of their faith.’ (1 Timothy 1:19 AMPC)
‘They must possess the mystic secret of the faith [Christian truth as hidden from ungodly men] with a clear conscience.’ (1 Timothy 3:9 AMPC)
‘For we are convinced that we have a good (clear) conscience, that we want to walk uprightly and live a noble life, acting honourably and in complete honesty in all things.’ (Hebrews 13:18 AMPC)
As a redeemed child of God, when you sin wilfully and don’t repent, you lose your sense of peace and joy and become uncomfortable in your own skin. So the word for today is—keep your conscience clear.
SoulFood: Gen 17–19, Matt 17:14–27, Ps 40:9–17, Pr 6:6–8
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023