Conscience has been succinctly described as the "soul distinguishing between what is morally good and bad, prompting to do the former and shun the latter."
Webster defines conscience as the sense or consciousness of the moral goodness or blameworthiness of one’s own conduct, intentions, or character together with a feeling of obligation to do right or be good.
It is but a short step from the critical to the hypocritical. Anon.
A hypocrite has God on his tongue and the world in his heart.
A hypocrite is a person who isn't himself on Sunday.
A hypocrite prays on his knees on Sunday and preys on his neighbors on Monday.
If we pray to catch the ear of man, we can't expect to reach the ear of God.
Longer prayers in public usually mean shorter prayers in private.
How we behave reveals what we truly believe.
Are you a good listener like the famous RCA Dog above (adapted from Francis Barraud's 1898 painting)? Are you too listening for your "Master's voice?"
Listen to what Pr 18:13 says about listening. Here are 3 translations:
CHRISTIANITY IS A LIFE FILLED WITH PARADOX
A paradox is defined as a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement that is actually true. It is a statement that contradicts itself.
In the Bible spiritual paradoxes abound and confound the secular unsaved mind. In fact the wise of this world consider believers to be fools for Christ's sake.
Paul writes that "Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. (1 Co 1:25)