Point of Inspiration
Your Built-in Alarm System
Many of today’s cars are equipped with anti-theft devises that are triggered when an unauthorized person tampers with the vehicle. Some sound with a shrill whistle, while others reverberate with an incessant blowing of the car’s horn. Some alarms are so sensitive that they can be tripped when the car is just lightly shaken or by pulling the door handles without first unlocking the vehicle. These alarms can annoy bystanders, but the fact is, they are designed to alert others of unwarranted entry and prevent a robbery. Not all automobiles have alarms, but each human does! God created man with an alarm system that warns against the encroachment of sin and that alarm is called the conscience. The conscience is our built-in friend that sounds within us when sin tempts us. Without the conscience we would be unable to restrain from designs that would dominate and destroy us. That’s why it’s imperative to listen to our conscience. The conscience is so important that Paul told Timothy, “hold on to faith and a good conscience. Because some have rejected these and have shipwrecked their faith” (1 Timothy 1:19). Remember, nobody but you can hear the alarm of your conscience! So when it sounds don’t ignore it; it’s warning you of danger.