There are two verse about the Holy Spirit that should make us very careful about our words, actions and attitudes.
“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption” (Ephesians 4:30).
“Do not quench the Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 5:19).
There are several points about these two verses that we need to be reminded of. First, the Holy Spirit is a person of the Godhead. He has divine feelings and is conscious of what is taking place in us and through us. This is not only true of the Spirit who dwells in us, but “it grieved [God] to his heart” when He “saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5-6). Divine persons are unified in their reaction to sin.
How much more when God the Spirit dwells or lives within the believer in Jesus Christ. To “grieve” the Spirit is to cause Him sadness, sorrow and be distressed over our condition. To “quench” the Spirit is to resist to the point of stopping His work in us. These are serious matters considering He is a divine person who only seeks the glory of God to be achieve through our lives.
BE CAREFUL how you respond to His yearning to work in you.
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