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Psalm 118:8

God—not one's human conscience—should be the final arbiter of our actions. However, our loving Creator gifted us with a conscience to aid us in our decision-making and in our response to sin. Just as we are to submit to God's will, we must first subordinate our conscience to His law. In doing so, we significantly increase our chances of engaging in right-minded self-examination, making better decisions, repenting when required, and providing the humble and righteous witness that reflects our desire “to have a conscience without offense toward God and men” (Acts 24:16).

Martin G. Collins
Is Your Conscience a Good Guide?



Psalm 118:8-9

These verses do not say we should not follow a man; they say we should not put our trust in men despite their high status in society or government. No matter how much power or influence they can exert on our behalf in this world, they are not to be trusted as we trust in God.

John W. Ritenbaugh
'I'll Never Follow Another Man!'




Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Psalms 118:8:

Psalm 146:3

 

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