Conscience—found thirty-two times in thirty verses
Variations: conscience, consciences
First usage: John 8:9 (conscience)
Last usage: 1 Peter 3:21 (conscience)
Definition: knowledge within oneself
Interesting fact: In the garden in Eden, the Lord dealt with man face-to-face thus making prayer to an ever present God unnecessary. This period in history is commonly referred to as the Dispensation of Innocence. After man’s ejection from the garden, the Lord began to deal with man through his own conscience. This feature was so prevalent that this period is commonly understood as the Dispensation of Conscience. In order to understand God’s dealings with man under such conditions, it would be wise to consider the words of Romans 1:19-20.
Bible study tip: When studying biblical covenants, there are a few questions that need to be asked and answered. First, ask yourself what people group or individual serves as the covenant’s beneficiary. Secondly, search out the time frame in which the covenant promises are to be fulfilled. Thirdly, look for the token confirming the covenant. These issues, among others, need to be fully developed before one can properly understand any Bible covenant.
Sunday, Day 64—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 65—What Is a Conscience?
Tuesday, Day 66—The Purged Conscience
Wednesday, Day 67—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 68—The Convicting Conscience
Friday, Day 69—A Conscience Void of Offence
Saturday, Day 70—For Conscience Sake
Day 64: Church Day
2 Corinthians 1:12 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.