I recently heard of A a small boy who was asked if he understood the difference between the words “conscience” and “conscious.” He replied, “Sure, “conscious is when you are aware of something, and conscience is when you wish you weren’t.” Solomon describes the conscience writing, “The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, searching the inner depths of his heart.” Dr. Timothy Lin, Ph D wrote, “Before we act, conscience either encourages us to continue or warns us to stop. … When the act is completed, conscience …either crowns us with satisfaction, happiness and courage for what we have done or summons us to the bar of justice where she thunders judgment, which gives us a bad or guilty conscience. “ When our conscience is guided by the Word of God inviting us to receive Christ into our lives, it is important to listen and act appropriately. But remember please, our conscience is not our guide unless we have truth for our creed.
Pastor Alex Rockwell