Good Morning October 19

We have all heard the expression, “let your conscience be your guide.” I sounds like this is a good moral compass for our daily actions, but there is a problem. Conscience needs a guide itself. It is often tainted by the generally accepted norms of the society. We know that these change drastically over the years. What was once thought improper, even disgusting, is hardly given a second thought today. A far more solid and reliable guide is the truth that we have been given God, the Holy Spirit, to dwell within us from our baptism, and that we maintain a daily habit of reading God’s holy Word. Our desire is not to be guided by the acceptable norms of today, but to know what is pleasing to our gracious Lord, and seek to honor Him with all that we do.