Don’t we all want to have peace of mind? And don’t we all want peace of conscience? They are related, but there is a difference. “Peace of mind is generally affected by external forces such as concern for economic pressures, real or imagined offenses, and deteriorating world condition. Peace of conscience relates to one’s inner self and is controlled by what we personally do” (Richard G. Scott). It seems to me that having peace of mind may be out of my control, since it is affected by external forces. But it is within my power to acquire peace of conscience. The scriptures teach that all people are born with the capacity to distinguish between right and wrong. This ability is called conscience, also known as the light of Christ. A person’s conscience is God’s defense against situations that are spiritually harmful to His beloved children. One’s conscience presses on the mind the need to correct mistakes and resolve offenses. A quiet conscience gives us freedom from self-condemnation, shame, guilt, and misery. God wants us to enjoy the blessing of peace of conscience. He promised, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).