A Scrupulous Conscience

A scrupulous conscience, however, always has a retort that keeps it from rest...You are thinking in terms of perfection, think in terms of faithfulness. The normal Christian life is a "race of repentance." The very fact that you are convicted of sin is a work of the spirit, so you can accept conviction with a smile on your face, knowing that it is just one more evidence that you belong to Christ. Now allow the Spirit to "convict" you of the righteousness you are given by Christ.

-Ed Welch, Running Scared, pg. 222

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