Summary: • The last two weeks we have been talking about the conscience of man. • We said that God has given each person on conscience. • We said that we dull our conscience with sin and wrong choices. • We discussed the difference between the conscience and th
• The last two weeks we have been talking about the conscience of man.
• We said that God has given each person on conscience.
• We said that we dull our conscience with sin and wrong choices.
• We discussed the difference between the conscience and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit only inhabits believers and He reminds us of scriptural principles. The Holy Spirit pulls us away from making bad decisions.
• We also discussed how our conscience is programmed. By loved ones, the world, the church and the Word of God.
• We defined our conscience as our moral capacity that enables us to distinguish between what’s right and what’s wrong.
• Let us continue in the study of our conscience.
(NKJV) 1 Peter 3 13 And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.” 15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; 16 having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.
1) There are seven different words associated with the conscience in Scripture.
a) A Good Conscience.
i) A good conscience is focused on the Word. We program our conscience with WORD!!!
ii) We must meditate on the scriptures to get the Word rooted in our entire being!
b) A Blameless Conscience.
i) We has been washed by the Blood of Jesus, we are blameless.
ii) Don’t take offenses, it weakens your conscience. It gets us off track of the blessing of God.
c) A Clear Conscience.
i) Someone with a clear or pure conscience doesn’t compromise his or her convictions.
(1) You won’t be swayed by false teaching.
ii) People muffle their consciences through drugs, alcohol, or other unhealthy behavior. Keep a clear conscience.
d) A Weak Conscience.
i) If we participate in things that cause others to sin, we’re accountable to God.
ii) When your conscience becomes weak, your entire immune system is weaken.
iii) When you conscience is weak you will make bad decisions. The devil will throw hell at you to make you fail.
iv) Working the Word in your life strengthens your conscience.
e) A Defiled Conscience.
(NKJV) Titus 113 This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, 14 not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth. 15 To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.
i) To defile means to taint, dishonor, corrupt, degrade and tarnish. That is why people make bad decisions and fall into sin and end up in hell!
ii) If you conscience is defiled or corrupted, your thinking and actions will be off course from the Word of God.