• “How very narrow is the gate that leads to a life in God! (Mt 7:14) How little one must be to pass through it, it being nothing else but death to self! But when we have passed through it, what enlargement do we find! David said, ‘He brought me forth also in a large place’ (Ps. 18:19). And it was through humiliation and abasement that he was brought there.” – from Madame Guyon’s autobiography Ch. 22

Feelings Out of Order by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 04/25/11

 

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: How much attention do you pay to your conscience? Jonathan Edwards was a great man of God in the 1700s, used in the First Great Awakening. But he knew how prone he was to sin. Here’s what he said:

“Whenever my feelings begin to appear in the least out of order… “

Nancy: That means, when something’s bothering my conscience…

“ …or I am aware of the least irregularity without…“

Nancy: In other words, if I see something in my actions that isn’t consistent with God’s Word…

“I will subject myself to the strictest examination.“

Nancy: I won’t let it go on, but I’ll identify the sin, confess it to God, and walk in freedom.

If you listen to your conscience, even when something small is bothering you, it can help protect you from bigger sins. Take some time today, a

 

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