Knowing right from wrong…
To follow the conscience is making the choice of good over evil. This is what separates us from the beast, in that we make choices and know why we make those choices.
Acts 23:1 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.
Every choice that Paul made was made with the knowledge that he did what he thought was right, every choice he made, he believed to be right and good.
Acts 24: 16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
It’s an exercise to follow your conscience, something that must be done diligently if I am going to see results within myself. You cannot just talk of following your conscience, yet do nothing when it comes to time for you to make a choice of good and evil.
2 Cor. 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Entrusting ourselves to every man, in teaching him and showing him what a good conscience is. For Satan has blinded the hearts of man so that they no longer have a conscience that works as it should.
1 Tim. 1: 18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
1 Tim 4: 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;