But my conscience bothers me…I just can’t do it.
It’s natural for us to feel guilty when we violate God’s commands because a sense of right and wrong is written on our hearts (Romans 2:15). And when we become Christians, Christ gives us new hearts that are even more sensitive to sin.
I’m glad my conscience bothers me. It’s a sign that I have Christ’s spirit. If I quit listening to my conscience, it "fades" and loses it's power in my life. When a person ignores her conscience long enough, she loses all understanding of sin.
So take time today to thank God for your conscience. It's one way He warns us to keep our fingers from the flames!
© copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011
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