The first movie I ever saw was Walt Disney’s Pinocchio, which gives you
an idea of how old I am! In it Pinocchio’s little cricket friend sang,
“Always let your conscience be your guide!” Was he right? Yes and no.
The Bible teaches (Romans 14) teaches us not to judge each other in
matters of conscience where God has been silent but tells us to do what
our conscience tells us to do warning that whatsoever is not of faith
(with confidence that God is not displeased with this) is sin. It tells
us our conscience is not infallible (so we need to educate it) but it is
God’s gift so we need to follow its guidance, as today’s attached
devotional explains. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
I Peter 3:21 (ESV)21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
“Conscience is our wisest counselor and teacher, our most faithful and patient friend, and ― our worst enemy, There are no rewards comparable to the rewards of conscience. There are no punishments so severe and inexorable as those of conscience. The ‘well done’ of conscience is our purest joy, its condemnation our deepest misery.” [Clarence Edward Macartney, The Greatest Texts of the Bible, (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1992), p. 126]