This is the way of an adulterous woman: she eats and wipes her mouth, and says, ‘I have done no wickedness.’ (Proverbs 30:20)
A continuous lascivious lifestyle leads to a seared conscience. Once the conscience is hardened to sin, it is no longer a valuable measure of right and wrong. Therefore, we must look to the Word of the Lord as our ultimate source of authority. A self-acquitted sinner remains guilty before a holy God.
When we fall under conviction, we must not harden our hearts and minds against the source of that conviction. If it feels wrong, most likely it is. If it cannot be done by faith, then it should not be done at all. We are not to be condemned by the good that we do; however, if we fall under the condemnation of the Holy Spirit, we are to yield to that conviction. “Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts, as when they provoked Me.”(1)
Let us make sure that we do not go the way of an adulterous woman. Let us flee from every sin that so easily besets us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. (2)