Work by a Good Conscience

6/19/2005 6:56 AM

S: ??the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by
them you may wage the good warfare, having faith and a good
conscience?.? 1 Timothy 1:18-19

O: Paul is telling Timothy to use the tools he has given
him to make good warfare. In this instance the tools were
the prophecies about him being a minister. And the warfare
is for the kingdom of God. But Paul then tells him to add
two more tools ? or at least not to forget these two tools.
Faith and a Good Conscience. These two things will go a
long ways in helping you to wage the good warfare.

A: Good words for me. I understand very clearly now ? over
the years ? that I must increase my faith and I must
increase my use of a good conscience. In other words, in
order for me to fight the good fight, to wage good warfare,
I must be clean in my thoughts and I must also rely upon
God. The church isn?t going to be built because we simply
move on our own. It has to be built on faith and it has to
be built on Jesus Christ and it must be built on a good

P: Lord, lead me to follow you and to listen to you. I
pray you will use these words to guide me ever more into a
deeper faith and into a wiser word. Please lead me.