A friend of mine acquired a beautiful German Shepherd, he wanted to make sure that his dog wouldn't stray from his large yard, so he installed an "invisible fence" around his property. He buried an electrical wire a few inches deep under the soil, which was connected to a small box that sent out a signal to a receiver in the dog's collar. Whenever the dog walked near the property line, the collar chirped, which warned him to back away. If he ignored the warning and started crossing the boundary, he received a shock from the invisible fence, which taught him to stay inside the area.
Paul said, "there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. In view of this, I also do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men" (Acts 24:15-16). Letting our conscience be our guide is only a good policy if we have a well trained conscience. Yet, when we are in possession of such, it is a good warning system. This is the inner voice acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of our behavior. A troubled conscience can lead to good if we will listen. The longer we ignore it, the more likely our conscience will become hardened. Some have heard the call of the gospel and know what they need to do. Do you hear the chirp, have you felt the shock? If you know what I'm talking about, that's a good sign, it means it's not too late!
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