Daily Devotion for January 10, 2017

'Blameless Consciences'

2 Timothy 1:3a NAS
I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience...

Acts 24:16
...I also do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men.

Proverbs 10:9
He who walks in integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will be found out.

Having a “clear conscience” feels great, doesn't it? The person who has a “blameless conscience” feels no shame, fears no “getting caught”...they are FREE because the person with a “clear conscience” hasn't done anything wrong! The individual (with a “blameless conscience”) securely “walks in integrity! He or she has nothing to be ashamed of! He or she has nothing to hide!

Hmm...

Lord Jesus, we Believers know we are forgiven and made right through faith in You, but help us also crave completely “clear consciences!” That is, keep using Your Spirit and Word to change us, so we repent and turn from everything we do that isn't glorifying You! Moreover, we ask that You transform us so we more and more desire and do our “best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men!” We need Your Spirit to make us smart and disciplined in this, Lord, so we rightly choose to be free and “walk in integrity” before You...

Presenting ourselves “to God as those alive from the dead, and (our) members as instruments of righteousness to God” (Romans 6:13b)...

Presenting ourselves “approved to God as (workmen) who (do) not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth,” and living by it (2 Timothy 2:15)...

Cleansing ourselves “from (wickedness, so we) will be (vessels) for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work” (2 Timothy 2:21)...

Fighting “the good fight...(finishing) the course, (and keeping) the faith” so we receive “the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to (us) on that day...to all who have loved His appearing” (2 Timothy 4:7-8)!

We ask this in Your name, Jesus. Help us do our “best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men,” so we can be free to blamelessly “serve” You!

AMEN!!!

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