Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Devotion 11.10.16

Today, the Marine birthday.  Tell a Marine Happy 232nd birthday today of the US Marine Corp.  Always celebrated Nov 10 of every year.

What role the conscience?  I've heard some say the conscience is there to prompt guilt in order to convict you of your sin.  Perhaps, but Luther writes, "...just as justification would be uncertain if it depended upon the condition of our works or the law and were not freely received on account of Christ through mercy, so also hope would be truly uncertain if it depended upon our works, because the law always accuses consciences."  So, perhaps drives you to guilt, but useless if left in our own hands to remedy the offense.

"Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water." (Hebrews 10:22)

God provides that cleansing that our consciences may need, and Christ alone.  Nothing we do. 

Pray that we receive the free gift of mercy and that we move forward from that point in accordance with God's will.

Hope Men's Ministry

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