MEDITATIONS ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE
By Glenn H. Jackson
book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to
do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB
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*____...."For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the Grace
of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward".... 2 Corinthians 1:12 KJV
____This passage speaks of the testimony of conscience. Only a conscience without offense will
testify for a believer. It is good to have the testimony of others, but how much better to have the testimony of our own conscience. The apostle Paul asserts that this is what he is boasting of here. In our walk after the s[S]pirit we need to have this testimony
continually. What other people say is subject to error because they cannot fully know how God has guided us. Perhaps they may misunderstand and misjudge us just as the apostles were misunderstood and misjudged by the believers in their day.
____At times they also may over-praise and over- admire us. Many times men criticize us when we actually are following the Lord; on other occasions they praise us for what they see in us, though it is largely the result of a temporary
emotional outburst or a cleverly conceived thought on our part. Hence, outside praise or criticism is inconsequential; but the testimony of our quickened conscience is momentous.
We should pay extreme attention to how
it bears us witness. What is its estimate of us? Does it condemn us as hypocritical? Or does it testify that we have walked among men in holiness and godly sincerity? Does conscience affirm that we already have walked according to all the "light" [revelation]