STOP AND THINK – A good conscience is a continual Christmas. (Ben Franklin, early American patriot)

Christmas is just three weeks away, and the stores have been reminding us of the coming holiday for more than a month already. As we anticipate this special day, Franklin’s comment should make us think soberly about our celebration. Instead of trying to be “good” because Santa Claus is coming, we should seek to live in good conscience all year long.

Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrity and godly sincerity. (2 Corinthians 1:12)