Scripture Reference: Proverbs 20:27
Take Home Point: God will guide us through our spirit.
What You Need: 1 large candle and 1 package of matches.
Object Lesson Application:
The Bible says that the spirit of man is the candle of the Lord. What does that mean? That means God will enlighten us or guide us through our spirit. Did you notice this verse didn’t say, “The spirit of God is the candle of the Lord,” it says, “The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord.”
God speaks to man through his spirit.
Let me demonstrate. (Light the candle and turn off the lights.) The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord. When we listen to our spirit, we are listening to God. Some Christians don’t follow their spirits. (Blow out the candle, leave the room dark.) These Christians are walking in darkness. They think they can figure everything out by themselves. You can see if we aren’t following our spirit, then we are walking in darkness. (Relight the candle.)
Your spirit has a voice. Your conscience is the voice of your spirit. Your conscience is a still, small voice. Have you ever walked past your messy bedroom and heard a voice say, “Remember, Mom told you to clean your room?” That wasn’t your mom talking. It was a voice inside of you. The voice of your spirit. What should you do? Always obey your conscience.
Have you ever been tempted to steal a candy bar at the grocery store and you heard a voice say, “No?” You don’t have to pray about it. You know that it is wrong because your conscience spoke to you. Learn to quickly obey your conscience because God talks to you through your conscience. When you obey your conscience you are obeying God.
Some of you are asking your parents if you can do something and you already know you shouldn’t do that, but you are hoping that Mom and Dad will let you do it.
Stop depending on Mom and Dad to obey God for you. You have the Holy Spirit inside of you. You don’t have to wait until you grow up to get a conscience. Take time to get quiet, listen to your conscience and obey quickly. If you learn how to obey your conscience you will always be a success.