Charles Stanley Daily Devotional Caring for Your Conscience :1 TIMOTHY 1:3-7 SAYS, ” 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; 2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. 3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. 5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: 6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; 7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm“.
We all know how powerful our conscience is and can be, however it can be swayed by our thoughts and background, what matters most is the amount of truth that informs it. since Jesus is the truth, trusting him is the first step towards developing a good conscience.
Once we have received his gift of forgiveness through faith, we have received from him into our lives and he gives us a new heart and mind, which can understand and apply truth. the things we once considered acceptable, we will recognise as sinful. As we let the truth of God’s words in the scripture fill our hearts and mind, we become more sensitive to what is right and wrong, or whats sinful and acceptable leading to us filtering our actions through the grid of Gods standard for right and wrong.
We have also been given the holy spirit who works with our conscience, to assist us in discriminating between righteousness and sin. he also interprets the scriptures for us and prompts us to apply it accurately to our lives.
The lord has given us everything we need to develop a good conscience and it is important for living a Godly live.