We have all made wrong choices, giving in to temptation we take sin by the hand… Children usually have guilt written all over their face! An observant parent notices something is wrong and asks the question, “Do you have a guilty conscience?” If the child has a sensitive spirit they confess their wrong, face the consequences, and receive forgiveness.Unfortunately adults often turn the “on-off switch” to the off position in their conscience. Remember we can push “re-set” at any time!
The Apostle Paul had dealt with his sins. “I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day (2 Timothy 1:3 NKJ).” Was Paul’s conscience pure, clear because he was sinless? No, remember before trusting Jesus he persecuted the church. His conscience was clear because he confessed his sin. He received cleansing; and he had a cleared account!