Theme: THE GOLDEN RULE
Text: “And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.” – Acts 24:16.
Comment: It is important for us as true worshippers of God to have a clear conscience one to another. It is commonly said that “a clear conscience fears no accusation”. There are some today who harbour ill will, hatred, malice and envy against their brothers and sisters. They laugh in the open but go behind to misrepresent their brothers. True worshippers of God should not be like “the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts”. “The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.” (Psalm 28:3; 55:21) The Scriptures further say that if a man says he loves God and hates his brother, that person is a liar (1 John 4:20, 21) We should continue to live in peace, unity and love doing the will of God for our blessings and salvation at the end. St. Paul stated: “Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.” (1 Timothy 1:5) When we have a good conscience towards God and man, we will be at peace with God and keep to the tenets of the golden rule. The Bible says: “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.” – Hebrews 10:22.