A clear conscience is priceless.
Anyone who is anyone has learned this lesson over time. All of us have lied or ‘cut corners’ only to have to lie AGAIN or cut corners AGAIN to cover our butts. It’s a dirty business that doesn’t leave much room for ‘peace of mind’.
Although difficult… living honestly and by consistent principles makes life much simpler. There is no worry of ‘being found out’ or struggling to remember the web of lies to cover our butts around every corner.
This simple principled living is a hallmark of the Christian faith. Paul, when in prison yet again, makes this statement to his accusers:
While Paul was looking intently at the council he said, ‘Brothers, up to this day I have lived my life with a clear conscience before God.
Whatever lies we are stuck with right now… ‘coming clean’ can be just around the corner. We can enjoy a more peaceful, simple, consistent life.