“If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything” ~ 1 John 3:20 (NIV)
Your conscience can’t be trusted. Neither can mine. We may feel blameless and be guilty—or vice versa. Sometimes, our consciences point bony fingers at us when we’ve done nothing wrong.
Only Christ, not our conscience, is equipped to correctly judge us. But other people and guilty feelings can confuse us. Let me share how I’ve experienced this.
At a women’s event, I noticed two strangers talking in a corner of the room. I smiled and introduced myself. One withered me with her glare. The other was cordial but her eyes held no warmth. What had I done to offend them? I wondered.
Later in the evening I tried again. Maybe I’d interrupted some private conversation the first time. I walked over and thanked them for coming. The hostile one squashed every attempt I made to converse. I left searching my memory for what I’d done to offend these women.Continue Reading