The price of a clear conscience

For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.

2 Corinthians 1:12 ESV

South Africans have been angered the last couple of months by the shocking revelations that have come from the Zondo Commission on State Capture.

We have all been reeling from the massive admissions of huge corruption. 

We’ve seen that, as the Bible teaches, the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.

The testimony of ex-Bosasa boss Angelo Agrizzi has been especially shocking. Politicians and business leaders were bribed with hundreds and hundreds of thousands of Rands.

Angelo Agrizzi blew the whistle. Why did he come forward with the truth?

He claimed that the reason is related to a near death experience he had in 2016.  A tumour on his heart resulted in a risky surgery and a short time in a coma.  After this, he wanted out of the wrongs of Bosasa, where he had been for nearly 19 years.

His conscience couldn’t take it anymore.

He could no longer live this double-life of deceit.

He craved a clear conscience.

In 2 Corinthians 1:12, the Apostle Paul commends his integrity, reliability and clear conscience to the Corinthians.