Daily Scripture Reading: Romans 2:15 KJV
Romans 2:15 (KJV) 15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
Today’s Devotional Is The Witness of Conscience
The conscience is like a mirror that reflects our inner selves, revealing who we truly are in the sight of God’s perfect righteousness. Conscience is derived from the Latin word “con” meaning “with” and “scio” meaning “I know.” It is what we know about ourselves, for better or for worse.
We can have a good conscience when we are happy with what we see, but when we are ashamed, it can be an uncomfortable bedfellow. We cannot deceive ourselves or silence our conscience. We know what is right and wrong, what is good and evil. It is essential to maintain a good relationship with our conscience. The Apostle Paul aimed to keep a clear conscience towards God and man (Acts 24:16).
All people have a conscience, or else God could not judge them. However, most consciences are uneducated. They judge what they know, but their knowledge is limited, and their ability to distinguish accurately is restricted. The Christian conscience is enlightened by the light of Christ, who corrects our conscience according to his standard. We should never silence or ignore our conscience’s voice, and we must not tamper with this delicate moral machinery.
We should strive to have our hearts cleansed by the blood of Jesus, which sprinkles our hearts from an evil conscience. This allows us to draw near to God with a true heart and full assurance of faith (Hebrews 10:19-23).
Prayer For Today
Dear Lord, please give me your Holy Spirit in greater measure. May His saving presence cleanse my conscience and enlighten my heart. Amen.