“The Lord’s light penetrates the human spirit, exposing every hidden motive.” (Proverbs 20:27 NLT)
In God’s infinite mercy, He has equipped each of us with a gift. It’s the part of the mind that makes us acutely aware of whether our actions and behaviors are morally right or wrong. It’s a feeling deep within that acts as a warning when we’ve stepped outside the bounds of our moral standards.
It is our conscience.
A man’s conscience is the Lord’s searchlight exposing his hidden motives. (same verse, different translation)
Nothing we do is kept secret from the Lord and if we are to be honest with ourselves, it is no secret to us either. It is easy to attempt to justify our choices based on the wrongs we think we’ve been done or the influence of those around us. We can completely convince ourselves that our sin of choice is acceptable because it is in response to an injustice that’s been done. Then that little voice inside corrects you. It could be a feeling of nauseousness that overtakes you when you think on it. It could be an overwhelming sense of conviction that sounds like a screeching alarm inside your head. Maybe your conscience sounds like mine and calls you names when you start to get out of line.
Someone is looking…you and God. Even if no one else ever knows what you do in secret, you do and the weight of that should be enough to convict you and cause you to repent and seek forgiveness from the Lord. He desires to cleanse us from all unrighteousness and set our feet on a firm foundation that won’t ever pass away. Take advantage of the gift He has given you and listen to the warnings so that you may be found pure and blameless in His sight.
A clear conscience is peace to the soul and brings rest to the body.