God’s existence is conspicuous, both through creation and
through our conscience... which is that small subtle voice,
that inborn feeling, that spiritual instinct which clearly and
quickly differentiates and opposes desires and intentions.
It is the voice we never regret heeding to. The Scriptures
also calls the conscience the heart.
which is interconnected
to the highest morals we know.
These warning systems continually
alert us about our choices.
They send us signals of approval
when the choices we make
are noble and upright.
This warning system is also set up
to send out red alerts... regarding the
ridiculous and heinous choices
The conscience is an awareness
and/or warning system
that we should conform to.
Something within the heart
of every person
approves when we do right and
rebukes when we do wrong,
and that something is
Our conscience imparts and enlightens.
It is a silent voice of the soul
that distinguishes right from wrong.
Our conscience sees.
Our conscience sees our behavior, inner and outer,
from an objective point of view.
Conscience is the process of listening to
our innermost intuition of rightness...
the voice of truth within us.
Conscience is our inner faculty
driving us to prefer right over wrong.
It drives us to do that which we
recognize to be right and restrains us
from doing that which we recognize
to be wrong.
This moral compass inclines us to view life
situations in an honest and righteous light,
thus determining that some actions are
“right” and some are “wrong.”
Basically... the conscience monitors our
thoughts, motives, actions, and
general manner of life.
Conscience, if we can accept its promptings,
will guide us through life.
Living in conscience is like inviting God
to see everything we do,
inwardly as well as outwardly.
We cannot escape our conscience.
We can disagree with it, desecrate it,
even harden it, but we can never extinguish it.
According to the Scriptures,
"A good conscience,
desires to conduct itself honorably
in all things."
God has placed within each of us
an inner sense of right and wrong
to help us live the way we should.
Every person has a conscience,
which is a monitor and counselor,
right and wrong.
As we cultivate our Spiritual development...
this helps in the evolution of our moral conscience.
When our thoughts, feelings,
or actions become inappropriate,
our conscience sees the truth.
We live in a fallen world
where we have all been infected by wrongdoings,
and one of the results is that our conscience
gets distorted too.
Our conscience can be desensitized if we fail to listen to it,
even to the extent that we become morally blind,
wavering in moral darkness.
When the upright and heinous choices conflict...
in good conscience...
we must follow the higher priority of
by doing what is good and acceptable,
without question or pause.
God as our Creator, has created us as moral beings.
As such, God has equipped each of us
with a "built in" moral conscience.
Every child of God has a duty,
a responsibility, to constantly shape, monitor,
and maintain his or her conscience.
The shaping or forming of our conscience
simply means educating and training it.
We do this by learning and taking to heart
the objective moral law, as found in Scripture.
This shapes, forms, saturates our conscience
in objective moral truth.
must be properly educated in
then the conscience will
approve what God approves
and condemn what God condemns.
We should know that
we are in trouble...
when, knowingly, we do the
wrong thing and it
no longer bothers us.
The Bible calls this condition...
a seared conscience.
A seared conscience
is one that is cut off, silenced,
and is beyond feeling.
If we insist on pushing past the limits
our conscience gives us...
we will lose our ability
to distinguish between
right and wrong.
Our conscience can be weakened, dulled,
and dimmed by the sin that we tolerate in our lives.
When we sin, refusing to acknowledge it as such,
it soils or defiles our conscience.
If we understand what it is and how it functions,
it can change our lives.
comes from within,
not from without.
An evil conscience is one that is so defiled,
so corrupt, it turns our values upside down,
confusing and blurring the distinction
between right and wrong,
moral and immoral.
When tempted to do the wrong thing,
are we listening to our conscience
or do we just ignore it and keep going?
Conscience does not cater to
our egocentric view of the world.
The overbearing voice of our ego
drowns out the voice of conscience...
leaving our perception of conscience
darkened and uncertain.
Then we begin to question ourselves...
'Is that conscience speaking to me,
or is it my ego?'
Remorse spurs us to improve,
and not repeat the same mistake.
Remorse opens the door to repairing
or making amends for our wrong acts.
Remorse teaches us how to discriminate
between the voice of ego
and the voice of conscience.
Our God-centered, wisdom-based conscience
can serve as a reliable moral compass
in any situation.
Our conscience is like a window.
When it is clean...
more light can enter into
our hearts and lives.
Our truest guidance in the conduct of our life
comes from our own conscience
and we profit spiritually
by becoming more able to notice
and act on its promptings.
Conscience is ultimately
the voice of God within us.
Our conscience is a
May we keep filling our souls
with the Word of God each day,
so that God's Commandments
are in our hearts and constantly in our