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So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.
These are the words that Paul spoke to Felix, who was the governor of the region that Paul had been accused in. Jealous religious leaders were accusing Paul of crimes against the Jewish faith and law. In his defense, Paul said, “I believe everything in the law and in the prophets.” He told Felix that there was no way that his accusers could prove their accusations against him and that he always pursued “A Clear Conscience.”
Years ago, I saw a sign on a billboard promoting a certain oil filter for one’s car. It said, “A clean engine delivers the power!” I believe that “A Clear Conscience” delivers power. Paul stood before his false accusers and the one who had been brought in to judge him with “A Clear Conscience,” and because he did, he spoke with power, and he was believable, and there wasn’t much any of them could do to bring him to the kind of “Justice” they thought would silence him. In the end, he got his wish, and he sailed on for Rome, where he was longing to be initially. Why? Well, you can unjustly behead a man, which they eventually did to Paul in Rome, to silence him, but you can’t forcefully silence a man or a woman with “A Clear Conscience.” That person must be heard if they have a message to deliver.
My simple prayer this AM is to live with “A Clear Conscience.” Only then will the message you’ve given me to be delivered with power and authority. Amen