Keeping A Clear Conscience

Thursday, June 16, 2022
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1 Timothy 1:19 – Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked. (NLT)

The conscience of a person can become so severely compromised and violated that it is of little use to the Holy Spirit. Sadly, there are too many people, even Christians, in this category.

As Paul wrote in today's verse, it is not an accidental occurrence. It is a deliberate process. A conscience is not violated in a day. It takes time, process, and continued defiance. If we continue to do things that we know to be wrong, it comes to a point when our conscience no longer pricks us. When many people get to this point, they may begin to feel, "Oh well, maybe it wasn't as bad a sin as I thought." Or they may think that maybe God had decided to approve of their actions. The sad reality is that God is still as upset about that thing as He was the first time. The only difference is that the conscience of that person has been made useless through deliberate violation. Nothing violates the conscience like deliberate disobedience. It is possible to violate our conscience to the point that it becomes completely dead.

1 Timothy 4:2 – These people are hypocrites and liars, and their consciences are dead. (NLT)

We need to trust God to help us, and we need to repent of any sin in our lives that we have deliberately indulged in. After this, we need to commit to living a life of obedience, which is the key to a clear conscience. Pray with me:

Prayer: Father, help me to live a life of complete obedience. Purge me of every filthiness of the flesh and the spirit, and quicken my conscience. Amen.

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Amen Chubie.

    Good words, Chubie.

    Well-said, Chubie. Grateful for the reminders.

    Thank you, Chubie, for prompting us to consider this important spiritual need.

    Thank you Chubie for today’s devotion.
    I enjoyed it.

    Greetings Pastor Chubie, and thanks for this devotional today. Very good instructive words to abide by. We really need pay attention to our conscience and inner thoughts. Our Lord deserves our full attention and especially our gratitude for His constant care and watch over us. Blessings for your writings.

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