Clear conscience doesn’t mean good motives

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VERSE: 
My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent.  It is the Lord who judges me.
                                   — 1 Corinthians 4:4
THOUGHT:
We’ve all heard the term “the Lord knows my heart”.  That’s true, but the problem is that most times we don’t know our own hearts.  Just because you have a clear conscience about the way you live or your relationship with God doesn’t mean that you are innocent, or that your relationship with God is good.  It is the Lord who will judge you, and He will do it by the standard He has revealed in His word.  
So many people are comfortable on their way to hell because they never take the time to gauge their comfort by the standard God has revealed in the bible.  
APPLICATION:
Don’ gauge your righteousness or your relationship with God by the way you think or the way you feel.  Test all things, even your clear conscience, by the Word of God.  Rather than asking yourself “is my conscience clear”, ask yourself “according to the Word of God, should my conscience be clear?”  
When the bible gives warnings about certain things that you’d otherwise be comfortable with, don’t appease your conscience to suit your desires.  Conform your conscience to line up to what the bible says it should be.

PRAYER:
Heavenly Father, I acknowledge that a clear conscience doesn’t automatically mean that I’m innocent.  I know that it is you who will judge me; and I thank you for giving me your word showing me the measure by which you will judge me.  I pray that you would help me test all things, even my clear conscience, by your word.  In Jesus’ Name I pray, AMEN!

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