Acts 23.1 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.
How wonderful it is to walk with Jesus in spirit and in truth. Despite the chaos and spiritual warfare that the apostle Paul faced daily, he could say that he had a good conscience before God. In other words, he sought to live his life in a way that was pleasing to God, and others.
The bible tells us that God gives to every man a conscience. Our conscience is that God mechanism inside of us that warns us of danger or folly. Our conscience in the things of God gets stronger as we. Walk closer to The Lord, but silent when we walk after our own understanding.
Some saints carelessly feel that they can live out their faith with no regard for what other people think or say. Not true. Paul said, and herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men. In other words, if I live this cavalier kind of life that disregards the impact it has on others, my conscience is going to bother me.
Writing to the church at Corinth, Paul said, for our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly toward you. Living according to the will of God will not cause us to live carelessly, but carefully.
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? The cross of Christ has removed our sin, and given us the power to walk in newness of life. A life of service and honor of our King. What should be the goal of our lives today as followers of Jesus? Let God speak for Himself. 1 Timothy 1.5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.