Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Wednesday in the Word: A Good Conscience

Several years ago, my husband preached a series of messages on the Science of the Christian Life. One of those sermons was about having a good conscience. What better way to start a new year than with a good conscience, don't you think?!

First, the Bible tells us there are several conditions of the conscience:
  • an evil conscience (Hebrews 10:22) 
  • defiled (Titus 1:15)
  • seared (I Timothy 4:1,2)
  • weak and defiled (I Corinthians 8:7) 
  • weak (I Corinthians 8:12) 

In order to have a good conscience, we must do several things:

1. Have a pure mind - Titus 1:15, Philippians 4:8
2. Love - I Timothy 1:5 - learn to love others where they are
3. Fight - I Timothy 1:18,19 - fight the world and the flesh
4. Serve - Acts 24:16 - exercise your conscience - focus on serving
5. Be honest - Hebrews 13:18 - honest with ourselves and others in all situations
6. Share the Gospel - I Peter 3:15 - share the hope that is in you
7. Endure persecution - I Peter 2:19 - endure wrong patiently
8. Obey- I Peter 3:21 - do what God commands - say 'yes' to God about everything

This entry is cross-posted at KJV Blog Directory.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Susan,
    I really like this post. I was just talking to my son about how many times the word LOVE is mentioned in the bible.

    I look forward to your future post this year.
    God Bless You and Yours this New year!

    Robin~♥

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  2. Thank you, Robin! I have enjoyed your blog and look forward to reading more this year, as well!

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  3. Great outline there, Susan!! Pastor Goodman preached last night on a fixed and established heart. These two sermons would run well together!!

    ~Kristi

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  4. Sounds like they would, Kristi! :)

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