Clear conscience?

Do you have a ‘Clear Conscience?’ A clear conscience is a confidence that what you say is what you believe. It is a heart that desires truth, and the willingness to surrender to that truth, regardless of how much the flesh does not want you to. Here is what Paul writes to the Church at Corinth: “For this is our confidence: The testimony of our conscience is that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you, with God-given sincerity and purity, not by fleshly wisdom but by God’s grace. Now we are writing nothing to you other than what you can read and also understand. I hope you will understand completely – as you have partially understood us – that we are your reason for pride, as you are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus.” 2 Corinthians 1:12-14 The testimony of a good conscience, that which is called integrity. It’s a heart that desires to live as God directs, not as we necessarily want according to the flesh. It also reveals a heart lived as a testimony of truth, not as a show of a false sense of belief, but that of humility and spiritual wisdom, compared to an intellectual argument. So many want to debate their truth, not from a desire to unite, but from a desire to win the debate. My understanding is more truth than yours, type of debate! The testimony of a good conscience however, is a life translated into the action of love for the sake of love. It’s a life desirous to benefit the other instead of self. Boy, what a world we would have is everyone started living like Christ lived. What a life it could be if CHRISTIANS started living like Christ lived! We are called to be different, to be lights in a darkened world, but how often do we try to live in the world where we think we are different yet our testimony reveals a life more similar to the world, than the one we profess. Pastor Andy

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