Enjoying a Clear Conscience

“An evil man is ensnared in his transgression,but a righteous man sings and rejoices.” Prov 29:6

I love a clear conscience. One of the worse feelings is the stress and fear on the heart and mind caused by sin. He is trapped and paralyzed by the fear of being caught or suffering the consequences of his sin. And ultimately, he will be caught. On the other hand, a person with a clear conscience can sing and rejoice! There is not fear or lying or dodging. There is confidence in his position before God and God’s promise to protect and prosper him.

Confess and repent of that sin! Run from that darkness into the light! There find God’s peace and joy. Find the satisfaction of knowing him and being used by him.

Bold as a Lion!

“The wicked flee when no one pursues,but the righteous are bold as a lion.” Prov 28:1

Evil people are often paranoid. Unfortunately, many Christians are as well. Fear is quite unbecoming in a believer because it is contradictory to his identity. Fear is the basic sin of unbelief.

The righteous are bold! What is it about righteousness that requires an absence of fear? A righteous person understands what is important. He understands that pleasing God and doing right is much more important than pleasing others or self. He also has a deep confidence that righteousness is ultimately best for himself and others anyway. That is what it takes to be righteous. That is also what it takes to be bold, to do what is right in the face of hatred and self denial.