Rhapsody of Realities 18 May 2023: Faith and A Good Conscience
SCRIPTURE: Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck (1 Timothy 1:19).
From our theme scripture, we observe the connection between faith and a good conscience. You need both for a balanced and effective Christian life. Your conscience is the voice of your spirit. Your conscience can be trusted, but it’ll only be dependable if your spirit is educated with the Word of God.
Some people do terrible things; they sponsor or participate in acts of wickedness, violence and bloodshed. And their conscience allows them to do such things. Why? It’s because of the condition of their spirits. Their conscience has been educated to permit such evil and wickedness. Their conscience has been seared with a hot iron (1
Timothy 4:2). But if your spirit is conditioned by the Word of God, you’ll have the voice of God in your heart, and it’ll be different.
The Bible says out of your heart-your spirit-are the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23). It’s therefore important that you train your spirit with the Word to be a sure guide. Never allow negative thoughts and i d e a s – thoughts of bitterness, wickedness, evil, violence or terror-grow in you.
Colossians 3:16 says. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richlv….” Store the Word of God richly in your heart, and you’ll be able to bring every negative thought into captivity to the obedience of the Word (2 Corinthians 10:5). Hallelujah!
CONFESSION: The Word of God has imparted wisdom to my spirit and renewed my mind to think divine thoughts; thoughts that are consistent with God’s eternal purpose and will for my life! I bring forth good things from within my spirittoday, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
20 My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart.
22 For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh.
23 Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.
1 Timothy 1:19 AMPC
19 Holding fast to faith (that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence) and having a good (clear) conscience. By rejecting and thrusting from them [their conscience], some individuals have made shipwreck of their faith.
1 Timothy 4:15 AMPC
15 Practice and cultivate and meditate upon these duties; throw yourself wholly into them [as your ministry], so that your progress may be evident to everybody.
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 8:31-47 &1 Kings 22
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Mark 11:1-11 & Numbers 21
Thank you for studying today’s Rhapsody of Realities – Faith and A Good Conscience – written by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
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