The Conscience, God’s Masterpiece

Ever since sin entered this world and the world cursed because of it, man has been given a conscience. I believe that the conscience was needed and given when Adam and Eve ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Whether we are a believer or not, the conscience works to our benefit if we listen and make the choice to obey it. If we are in relationship with God the conscience is a great blessing. It’s the guide that speaks to us. It checks us. It lets us know when we do wrong. It’s the plumb line to the heart. It’s the inner voice within us. If we listen and obey our conscience it can keep us from sinning. How beautiful are the many benefits. The conscience is the door to the heart. We can choose to listen or not. If we choose to listen, we can continue to walk with God as His spirit teaches us and shows us how we are to live in this world. Decisions to make, things to change, things to make right etc. It speaks and we must obey if we desire to go forward and be clean before God.
The Apostle Paul set forward a good example by saying, “And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men. (Acts 24;16). The word “offence” here means, “not leading into sin”. This is living where God would have us all to live.
The conscience is a spiritual muscle that God has placed within each one of us. It needs to be awaken and exercised each day for us to grow to be more like Him. If our conscience is weak it can easily lead to sin.
To the unbeliever the conscience can be a great benefit, leading them to salvation. Together with the Holy Spirit it speaks to them and thus can convict them of sin. How wonderful this is ! He loves them so much that he gave them a conscience which is used as a door to open for good, or to shut which could lead to sin.
Those without God’s spirit dwelling in them can find it most helpful when they listen and obey, as it does it’s work on their heart. It’s the door of choice.
Whether we like it or not, one of the many benefits of the conscience is that it can convict us. As in John 8:9 when Jesus said, “And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one”…. Another benefit is, our conscience bears witness that we have the law written upon our hearts. Thus our thoughts accuse us or excuse us. (Rom.2:15)
Can you see some of the great many benefits of the conscience? It’s God’s masterpiece. By Christ’s blood, through God’s spirit it purges or cleanses our conscience. (Heb.9:14)
We are of men most miserable if we chose not to obey our conscience. There can come a time if we continue to reject it’s voice, where it can become seared and thus defiled. (1Tim.4:2, Tit.1:15)
Those of us that are in the Way, need to be careful around those who have weak consciences. Our liberty in Christ can become a stumbling block to them, and thus become sin to us. (1Cor.8:9-13)
When it’s all said and done, by the grace of God we can have a good testimony of our conscience before God. (2Cor.1:12) May we all listen and obey our conscience as the inner voice that God has so wonderfully given us. It’s because of His love for us that He designed us this way. How fearfully and wonderfully we are made. To God be the glory, great things He has done !

Amen

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10 Responses to “The Conscience, God’s Masterpiece”

  1. Jennelle Says:

    Amen!!

    Wonderful post … thank you! 🙂

    Jennelle

  2. rjperalta Says:

    Jennelle,

    Thanks for checking out my blog. I hope you have been encourged.
    May God bless you in this new year!

    Richard

  3. Michelle (Your darling daughter) Peralta Says:

    When people sin they get a seered conscience though. What is that one verse, about people living “without natural effection…” I think that is actually becoming the norm…people who are less able to tell the difference between right and wrong.

    Even knowing God, I find that I constantly contridict myself…so what would you say to that 🙂

  4. Michelle (Your darling daughter) Peralta Says:

    *affection…whoops

  5. Michelle (Your darling daughter) Peralta Says:

    “We are of men most miserable if we chose not to obey our conscience. There can come a time if we continue to reject it’s voice, where it can become seared and thus defiled. (1Tim.4:2, Tit.1:15)”

    that is true…

  6. Richard Says:

    THANKS MICHELLE,
    When a conscience continues to be seared it becomes hardened. It’s like a piece of meat being cooked, eventally it hardens. The end result is a defiled conscience. Please explain, contridicting yourself? Give me an example.

    Dad

  7. ucakkurzxg Says:

    Hello guys! I have some questions. I mean need some help.
    Where i can read more about this problema?
    Please, don’t derect me to http://google.com i know about it.
    Please derect me with some links.
    thanks!
    UCAKK^^

  8. rjperalta Says:

    UCAKK^^,

    Thanks for you reply. I have no links, except for The Word of God and His Spirit. The only additional reading might be googled.
    Remember that God is merciful. If you are trying to overcome a conscience problem, take it to the Lord. He is our designer. If it is truly your desire to overcome any problem, He is there always and ready to listen and help. Take it to Him in prayer, He knows your heart.
    God bless,
    Richard

  9. sandrar Says:

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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