The Blood & Conscience (Jeremiah 6:15)

The Blood and Conscience

Jeremiah 6:15; Jeremiah 8:12; Ezra 9:6 – Jeremiah 6:15, after describing the sins at the house of Judah:

  • Jeremiah 6:15 (KJV) “Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? Nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush; therefore, they shall fall among them that fall; at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.”  
  • Ezra 9:6 (KJV) “And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God; for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.

Webster’s Dictionary

Defines “Blush” = To redden in the cheeks or over the face as from a sense of guilt, shame, confusion, modesty, or embarrassment. When the Person’s Conscience is at work and is loaded with guilt, it makes the Person blushes. The cause of blushing is the blood.  The blood relates to the Person’s Conscience and causes blushing. However, NOT all blushing is the result of the guilty conscience.

Christ’s Blood

Hebrews 9:14 “How much more shall the Blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God.” – The Blood of Jesus purges the Person’s Conscience, getting rid of guilt. Human blood reveals the Guilty Conscience; but the Blood of Christ purges the Person’s Guilty Conscience so that he can serve God with a Good Conscience.

Walking in the Light

1John 1:7 “If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” –  The opposite is true, if the Person does not walk in the light as Jesus is in the Light, the Blood of Christ does not cleanse the Person from his sin, or guilty conscience. The Blood of Christ works with the Light. The Blood is rendered inoperative if the Person intentionally walks in darkness. He cannot use the Blood of Christ as an excuse for continuous sinning. To maintain Good Conscience and Faith (“body of truth – sound {healthy} teaching”), he should continue to walk in the Light of God’s Word. Paul declares: “And in this do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men” (Acts 24:16).

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