You’ve heard it before, “I don’t feel bad about it so it must be okay.”
St. Paul writes these words in direct contradiction to this thinking, “My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me” (1 Corinthians 4:4 NIV).
At the end of the day what I think/feel is largely determined by what I know and what I want, neither of which is completely trustworthy:
- I may not know the right thing
- I may want the wrong thing
At the end of the day, “how I feel” about something may not be the best determiner of it’s propriety.
What then is the benchmark of “right” or “good”?
How do you know whether what you want is right or wrong?