May 28 – Conscious and Conscience

A mother was helping her young son with his spelling assignment. She came to the words “conscious” and “conscience” so she asked the boy if he knew the difference between the words. “Sure Mom- conscious is when you are aware of something and conscience is when you wish you were not.” An interesting perception by the boy. Though many of us deny wrong-doing in our lives, God keeps us aware of it by means of our conscience. One Old Testament verse puts it concisely as follows- “The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the inner depths of his heart.” Many live guilt-ridden lives and are filled with anxiety and pain. But we don’t need to live with guilt. Jesus, by His death at Calvary, offers forgiveness and cleansing so we can live lives of peace and security. Paul was inspired to write, “Therefore since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” And that peace and security is found at the foot of the old rugged cross.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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