Your Conscience, Your Guide
“Fight the good fight, keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.”
(1 Timothy 1:18-19)
We received a letter at the ministry from a woman who asked how we felt about a Christian using the telephone but not paying for the calls.
She said that when her husband travels he calls back home, person to person, and asks for himself, so she will know that he’s okay. They use codes so that if she says one thing he will know to call back, but if the family’s okay she uses another code.
She thought this was all right since, after all, she was paying a phone bill every month. But after listening to our radio broadcast she began to wonder if it was cheating.
The general principle you have to use is to let God guide your conscience. If you think something is wrong, it probably is.
The son of a friend of mine went off to college and he and some friends devised a system of sticking battery wires down into the telephone to make the operator think they were dropping coins in. Unfortunately, the phone company found out and his father ended up paying a $1,000 fine. In addition, the son got one year of probation.
Sin is sin. Integrity is worth a lot more than what little can be saved by cheating someone. Always follow your conscience (your inner voice).
“If I regard wickedness in my heart, the Lord will not hear” (Psalm 66:18).
Daily Scripture Reading:
Romans 12 - 15