Grieve Not
Ephesians 4:30

The Upward Look
    by Max D. Hutto,

“Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” Ephesians 4:30 NASB

When the old sinful ways, such as lying, anger, stealing, or unwholesome words, are displayed in the believer’s new life, it grieves the Holy Spirit. God has placed His Holy Spirit within every believer as a guarantee of the new redeemed life in Christ. Sin, any sin in the life of the believer, causes the Holy Spirit to grieve, suffer, and mourn. Having been sealed by the Holy Spirit, the believer’s relationship with God cannot be broken, but sin causes grief and a break in the sweet fellowship between the believer and God.

Lord God, I rejoice in my redemption and salvation in Christ. May my thoughts and actions not bring grief and agony, but joy, delight, and honor to You.


  March 31, 2023   -  © Copyright 2023, Max D. Hutto.

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