[The Glory Unveiled]
Holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith. ( 1Timothy 1:19 )
Faith is the bedrock of our relationship with God in Christ Jesus. Without which it is impossible to please God (see Hebrews 11:6). But in the ocean of life, our human nature and frailties will need an anchor to attach the ship of our faith to. The apostle Paul teaches that there’s no better anchor than a good conscience. The thing about conscience is that all humans have it; regardless of race or gender, faith or tribe, we all have a conscience. But conscience alone is not enough. What will stand the storms and test of life’s ocean is a good conscience. That not withstanding, a good conscience is not automatic. A conscience becomes good only after it has fraternized with the word of God by the Spirit of regeneration. Without a good conscience our faith, though faith, will suffer shipwreck when the tides become strong and deadly. A good conscience has a voice foreign to the status quo and the current trends of the world. It’s voice is synchronous with the word of God and what the Spirit of God will permit. But the scary thing is that, a good conscience can be rejected just as the Spirit of God can be resisted (rejected). A good conscience can be resisted and rejected through the hardening of hearts and ceasing to hear the good word of God consistently. May we not be counted among them that reject a good conscience and whose faith is heading for an irretrievable loss.
Prayer_Bead: Author and Finisher of our faith, thank you for the wonderful opportunity of your word. May my faith stand the storms of life as you refine my conscience by your word.
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