Read Hebrews 9 

 

As I read through Hebrews 9, part of verse 14 jumped off the page. Verse 14 says, “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” Your conscience is that still small voice in you that acts as a guide to doing right or wrong. But notice the next words, cleanse your conscience from dead works (not evil deeds). We already know that we need to confess our sins to God, that is how we clear our conscience, but this is dead works. What are dead works? Dead works usually describes acts that defile a person and create separation from God.  This could also be sins of omission – good acts left undone. Because of God’s grace and forgiveness, we need to live and serve out of gratitude, and make sure we do those good acts that God lays on our hearts. We can have a clear conscience before God, not because of anything we have done, but fully because of what God has done for us through His Son! We need to be on fire serving God. Start doing those random acts of kindness that God lays on your heart! Let’s be outward focused together!

 

Doc Hunsley