Read Daily Hope Devotional 14th June 2022 || Rick Warren
How Do You Keep a Clear Conscience?
BY RICK WARREN — 14TH JUNE 2022
“What happiness for those whose guilt has been forgiven! What joys when sins are covered over! What relief for those who have confessed their sins and God has cleared their record.” Psalm 32:1-2 (TLB)
Rick Warren Daily Devotional 14th June 2022 MESSAGE
Feeling guilty or ashamed can cause you to lose your happiness. You’ve got to get rid of guilt and maintain a clear conscience if you want to be happy—because you cannot feel guilty and be happy at the same time.
Philippians 2:15 says, “Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people” (NLT).
Have you noticed that a jeweler will always put diamonds on black velvet when showing them to a customer? That’s because they shine brighter against a black backdrop.
As cultures crumble and the world becomes darker and darker, Christians are to shine brighter and brighter. You are to live such a life of integrity and authenticity that when people look at you, they say, “You are a star!” The happiness that comes from a clear conscience will be hard to miss.
You might say, “I’d like to be happy, but how do I keep my conscience clear when it’s not clear right now?” You do what Psalm 32:1-2 says: “What happiness for those whose guilt has been forgiven! What joys when sins are covered over! What relief for those who have confessed their sins and God has cleared their record” (TLB).
Happiness, joy, and relief are three things everybody’s looking for in life. We all want to be happy. We all want to enjoy life. We all want relief from our pain. The Bible says it all comes from purity, and purity comes from forgiveness through God’s grace. (Rick Warren Daily Devotional 14th June 2022)
So how do you keep a clear conscience?
At the beginning and the end of every day, do a spiritual inventory. Talk to God about anything that is standing between you and him, and then deal with the junk from your day.
When we confess our sins, “he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 NIV).
Talk It Over
- What does it look like when you switch from living in your own power to living in God’s power that is available to you?
- When do you doubt God’s presence the most? Ask God for faith to see him at work in this specific area of your life.
- How does your perspective of a difficult situation change when you know God is for you?
Are you ready to receive God’s forgiveness and start a new life with Christ?
God promised that for those who believe in Jesus, there is no condemnation. He sent Jesus to save you from your sin. His death on the cross paid for every wrong you’ve ever done or will do. And by sacrificing himself for your sins and giving you his righteousness, Jesus made it possible for you to have a relationship with God the Father.
The good news doesn’t stop there. God also raised Jesus from the dead, proving his power over sin and death. And that makes it possible for you to spend eternity with him in heaven.
If you’re ready to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, start by praying this simple prayer: “Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is your Son. I believe that he died for my sins and that you raised him to life. I want to trust him as my Savior and follow him as Lord from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”
If you just prayed to accept Jesus, please email me at Rick@PastorRick.com and let me know about it. I’d like to send you some free materials to help you start your journey with Jesus.
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