“The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.’ And he went outside and wept bitterly.” Luke 22:61-62

God’s desire is for us all to come to repentance, knowing how imperfect, weak and limited we are (Ezekiel 18:23; 2 Peter 3:9). If conscience does not prompt change, perhaps consequence will provoke change. The journey to consequence begins with the internal justification of sin – the subtle shifting of God’s standards, rewriting the red line, sympathising with sin.

On this journey of life, when you take a wrong step, the Holy Spirit sends a warning signal within. This is to get you back on the right track because God is more interested in our eternal state than our present comfort. As a Christian, run to God in repentance when conscience strikes, not just when consequences strike. Don’t wait for the consequence of sin to strike before you repent; repent when conscience strikes.

Prayer: Father, make us watchful and faithful so we may not slip into sin but be active in your service and joyful in Your praise, in Jesus’ name.