What is Conscience?

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What is conscience? God has put within each one of us something that cries aloud against us, whenever we do that which we know to be wrong. Conscience is the detective that watches the direction of our steps and decries every conscious transgression. Conscience is a vigilant eye before which each imagination, thought, and act, is held up for either censure or approval.

I believe there is no greater argument for the existence of God in the world today than conscience. There is no greater proof of the existence of a moral law and Lawgiver in the universe than this little light of the soul. It is God’s voice to the inner man. Conscience is our wisest counselor and teacher, our most faithful and most patient friend.

Prayer for the day

Thank You, Father, for my conscience which checks me and guards my actions. Help me to be alert to its promptings, through Your Holy Spirit.

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  1. Larry E. Whittington says:

    In the beginning there was only one thing that would have been “wrong” and that was the eating of the fruit in the middle of the garden. When this one command was violated, sin occurred and hence the need of a conscience so God enabled Adam and Eve to “know right and wrong”.

    A conscience has passed on to each person but each society may influence their conscience or sear their conscience so it will not be an expression of the truth God had intended. An example would be natives of some areas who do not cover their nakedness.

    Today each person has a conscience. Each person is responsible for lining his conscience up with God’s holiness to be effective. This is an ongoing process in life and learning for our conscience to be effective as a guide in right and wrong.