Before God and Man

Originally posted August 3, 2019. Lately, I think we have have been too focused on what we believe should be bothering the conscience of others and not enough focused keeping ours clear. What a difference this might make, don’t you think?

The Brew Is A Musing

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My Musing – At first blush, this is a somewhat curious statement, at least to me.  If we strive to keep our conscience clear before God (a high standard indeed), why would we need to concern ourselves about man.  Wouldn’t satisfying the former, automatically satisfy the other?  It is clear that keeping our conscience clear before God is our top priority and that keeping our conscience clear before man should not take precedence.  But the former does not exclude the latter.

Paul states elsewhere to be careful to do what is right in the eyes of all people, and if possible, as far as it depends upon us, we should be a peace with all men. (Romans 12:17-18).  Man is fickle, while God is not.  So a clear conscience before God will not always satisfy man.  Especially if they do not have a relationship with Christ and their only picture…

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Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

2 thoughts on “Before God and Man”

  1. This is an insightful post Steve and curiously enough, something along the same lines dawned on this mind of mine in the last couple of days, with regard to having a clear conscience with our professing brothers and sisters in Christ. Some unnecessary disagreements do arise because we all don’t see the same things at the same time and I’m pretty sure that God’s patience with us should spill over onto others in like manner. Blessings.

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