Hebrews 10:22, “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.”
A guilty conscience makes life miserable. There are many methods mankind has maintained to alleviate the weight of a guilty conscience. Drug it. Drown it. Numb it. Ignore it. None of those methods bring relief. They only worsen the problem and cannot deliver freedom and happiness. But God has His hand extended. Draw near to Him in repentance and faith and He will draw near to you (James 4:8; Psalm 73:28). There is only one way to move forward, and that is if we sincerely come before Him in faith, He will provide His secure salvation and sanctification. That is what the imagery at the end of this verse illustrates. This is no reference to Christian baptism, but to the Holy Spirit’s purifying work by means of God’s Word. Be full of faith instead of fear and move forward in the experience of God’s freedom.