September 17, 2023

A Pure Conscience

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.”—Titus 1:15

Paul knew that having a pure conscience was important to the life and health of each believer. It was central to serving God and fellowshipping with Him, experiencing the fullness of His blessings, and praying without any hindrances.

The Greek word here indicates that we have a strong moral compass and can distinguish between what is good and what is evil. We can make the right choices in line with the Bible and the revealed will of God.

Having a pure conscience means that we have surrendered our lives to Jesus. We are living in harmony with God and His Word. He has searched our lives and cleansed our hearts and minds. Nothing is blocking the flow of His Spirit in our lives. His Spirit has free reign to identify mistakes we have made and to correct us.

Paul was confident that his conscience was clear. He knew a pure conscience was essential for an effective prayer life. He could pray with confidence because nothing was blocking the flow of the Spirit. He knew he was living in harmony with God.

Today, ask God to help you have a clean and pure conscience. Ask Him to help you evaluate your thoughts and actions and free you from anything that violates His Word and pollutes your heart and mind. Be ready to serve Him, free from the entanglements of sin.

Reflection Question: Do all of your habits and hobbies point to Jesus?

Father, search my heart and mind. Examine my habits and hobbies. Help me to be clear and pure in Your sight. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Titus 1