Scripture Reading: John 8:9
And they which heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
Reflections: They were ready to stone the woman. They claimed they had caught her in the act of adultery, and she needed to face the legal consequences. Jesus, however, asked that any one of them, one who had never sinned, should be the one to cast the first stone. They all stood speechless and motionless. The level of conviction brought to them by their conscience was so strong that instead of throwing the stone, they all left the scene. They couldn’t resist the voice of their conscience. Your conscience is a powerful guide created by God to operate within you. It helps you make sound moral judgments in life. Conscience is defined as ‘the inner sense of what is right or wrong in one’s conduct or motives, impelling one toward right action’. The Apostle Paul speaks about using his conscience in Romans 9:1 and confirms that it enables him to operate truthfully. Like Paul or the Pharisees and Sadducees, you must also listen to your conscience. It can take you out of a lot of trouble.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you for my conscience. I submit its operations to your Spirit.
Confession: My conscience within me speaks. Its voice of conviction directs me.