HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:” 1 Timothy 1:19
A good conscience — what a priceless possession it is!
It is a conscience whose fears and alarms have been quieted. It sees and knows its Saviour. It rejoices that He has cancelled its guilt and has set it free. The tumult is changed into a calm. The black indictment is obliterated by a pierced Hand. The sorrowful years of banishment are over.
It is a conscience which is tender and sensitive. It detects the far-off shadow and semblance of evil. It recoils from the contaminating touch of the wicked thing. It can penetrate the disguises in which sin arrays its foulness and hides its true and hateful self.
It is a conscience operative and powerful. It rules and directs the whole man. It is his mirror of right and wrong, his inner law directing what road he should go.
It is a conscience which is governed by the Holy Spirit. It listens for His slightest whisper. It welcomes His least and greatest commandments. It is not its own guide and end; God is it’s all in all. The fetters which it loves and in which it glories, will lie on it forever, and remain through the ageless future.
My Lord, create in me this conscience and educate it more and more in those things which are true and honourable and just and pure and lovely and noble.