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Ephesians 4:30

Ephesians 4:30 (ESV): "30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption."


Grieving the Holy Spirit means causing Him sorrow and sadness. He isn't grieved for Himself or the rest of the Triune Godhead but for the one who is causing the grieving by the way they are living, for all sin leads to death. He cares far more about what unholy living will produce in our lives than how it affects Him personally.

Walking in the flesh can only yield the fruit of the flesh such as sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these (Gal 5:19-21). This kind of living grieves the Holy Spirit. He knows the end of such things is death. We must guard our lives and lips and put off the flesh by putting on the Spirit (vs 24). You and I will never grieve the Spirit if we are walking in Him!

How is your relationship with the Holy Spirit currently? Is He being grieved like a parent watching their child live run hard after the world? It grieves Him when we chase the things of the flesh for they can only produce pain and anguish in our lives and the lives of those we love. Grieve not the Spirit Christian by walking in step with Him. He loves us and will lead us to life! If you've been living in such a way as to grieve the Holy Spirit take a moment today and reconcile with Him. Let Him have the reigns to get you back on track and then walk in Him. It will be a bigger blessing than you can fathom.

Father, we thank You for the work of the Holy Spirit in us. Holy Spirit, forgive us for living contrary to Christ. Restore us and guide us back to the path of life that You might be blessed and not grieved we pray in Jesus' name, amen.
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