The word, “compunction,” isn’t one that we use in daily conversation, but it’s really a cool word. It’s a synonym for “Repentance.” This word originated from the Latin verb, “compungere,” meaning “prick sharply.”  We all have a conscience, whether we like to admit it or not. The conscience was built into us by God so we could be reminded or “pricked” into feeling ashamed or guilty. When we’re pricked, it leads us to confession, which leads to forgiveness, when you’re talking about your relationship with God.

Certainly, God didn’t want us to carry guilt in our hearts and minds. He also gave us the ability to choose to obey Him or go our own way. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s command to not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, sin entered the world. We all inherited that sin gene. Because of that, we need a Savior. Jesus, the only Son of God, was the perfect solution. He is our high priest. He represents us before His heavenly Father and pleads our case. Since He is true man as well as true God, He was able to take our place as the perfect, unblemished lamb. In that moment, the debt of the sin of the world was paid in full.

We need to be prodded or pricked from time to time. Sometimes we don’t even realize that we’ve done anything wrong. The Word of God is filled with reminders of how God wants us to live. Turn to it on a daily basis. You might be pricked at first, but the good news of our salvation and forgiveness will warm your heart and give you knowledge that God is on your side.



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. Barabbas Me says:

    I thought compunction was more of a Hankering or a deep desire.

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  2. Lifetime Chicago says:

    I did not know about compunction….interesting read.

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  3. Compunction…a word I have never heard before. One that is imporant. Thanks for the message and the history of this word!❤

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  4. BT says:

    One of my favorite authors!


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