A man consulted psychiatrist. He complained, “I’ve been misbehaving Doc, and my conscience is troubling me.” The doctor asked, “And you want something that will strengthen your willpower?” The fellow replied, “Well no, I was thinking of something that would weaken my conscience.”
Is it easier to ignore God and do evil? Or, put another way; is it harder to obey than simply do what is right? Man wants to have his way and not be bound by morals or conscience. It appears man wants depravity, degradation, but most of all lust to rule his life. Man wants no restraints on behavior, only on his neighbor’s behavior.
Our conscience is the thing that keeps man out of the pig wallows and goat pens; it gives us that feeling of guilt when we start getting too far out there. It’s that little voice in the back of our heads that says, “This might not be the right thing to be doing.” If we weaken our conscience, we weaken our resolve to obey God, even a little bit. If we build on our willpower, we start to see where we’ve needed God all along.
God is the cornerstone of morality, without God, there is no morality. We see evidence of this on a daily basis. It’s all around us in plain sight, the hate, the indifference, and the lack of decency and character. It gets worse year by year, because indifference breads indifference and ungodly homes spawn poor character. Without guidance of God there is little concern for other people. God teaches us to look at our neighbors righteously and treat them as we would ourselves.
Do we, as God’s people work harder at building character, or do we allow our on conscience to lessen along with the worlds. It’s our choice, no one will do it for us, but God will help every step of the way.
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