I once saw an advertisement for a particular type of pillow that read, “The next best thing to a clear conscience.” In many ways, the same could be said of the old covenant compared to the new covenant. It could temporarily soothe the conscience but could never cleanse it.
In the movie Courageous, a young man who is not yet a believer says to his friend. “I know one thing: I am tired of feeling guilty.” His friend wisely responds, “Well, I’ve got news for you: You are guilty.” Guilt is not a word
I once saw a billboard which read, “A clear conscience makes a great pillow.” How true that is. When the restless burden of a guilty conscience has been removed we feel freer and sleep sounder. This reminds me of a story of the story I