But Christ was sinless, and he offered himself as an eternal and spiritual sacrifice to God. This is why his blood is much more powerful and makes our consciences clear. Now we can serve the living God and no longer do things that lead to death.
Each of us has a conscience that sits as a judge over our every thought, word, and deed. Our conscience can be sensitive, undeveloped, or distorted, depending upon the way we have used or abused it.
The human conscience is defiled by sin, says the Bible – and that is one reason it is not a reliable guide by itself. Our conscience needs to be cleansed by the purifying work of the Holy Spirit, and honed and sharpened by the truth of the Word of God. For Satan can twist our consciences if they are not yielded to Christ, convincing us that wrong is really right.
But in spite of its frailty, our conscience is still important, and God still uses it to warn us of danger. All of us have experienced the backlash of guilt after a transgression.
Is God speaking to you about something that is not right in your life? Something you may not be doing although you know it dishonors Christ? Don’t ignore that voice. Face your sin, confess it, put it right, and never touch it again.
God Bless You All!