“And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption” – Ephesians 4:30
Working out our salvation cannot be done on our own; we need the help of the Holy Spirit, which is why Jesus sent Him to us. He is an essential part of the Christian life.
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” – John 14:26
Since the Holy Spirit is an essential part of the Christian life, we are cautioned to not grieve Him or hinder Him in any way from working in our lives or He may withdraw Himself from us. Unfortunately, He is being grieved and hindered in the lives of many Christians. Are you one of them? Are you grieving the Holy Spirit and making it difficult for Him to work in your life? Why accept Christ as Lord over your life, if you will not listen to Him and submit yourself to His teachings?
When you intentionally go against the teachings of the Holy Spirit, it is clear you have no other desire but to do things your own way. That means you have made a sound choice to not follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.
I encourage you to seek forgiveness from the Lord for grieving the Holy Spirit and for hindering Him from working in your life. Then make a commitment from this point on to submit to the teachings of the Holy Spirit, and let Him lead you in the path of truth and righteousness. It is your choice.
By Gale Henderson. All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.