(Proverbs 14:33 KJV) Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.
It always amazes me when I call a students name and their response is, “I didn’t do it!” Sometimes I know better. Sometimes I wonder what just happened that I did not see. Either way, since I had not accused them of anything they have demonstrated an “understanding” (995). They know that something has happened that deserves The Wrath of the Teacher. They may not grasp the wrath of God but they know what is expected in class and they have violated it.
God has placed a conscience in every human being. In isolated cases we have sociopaths and psychotic individuals that might have been emotionally deformed from conception but that does not negate the existence of a conscience. We can suppress it and isolate it until the voice is not heard. Those who allow the Holy Spirit to work will continue to have a sense of right and wrong.
So? People around you know right from wrong unless they have moved so far down the road of the fool that they can’t hear mother calling them to dinner. We need to live like we hear and understand. Maybe God can use us to make it known to them again.