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?
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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