FYI: Do Not Grieve the Holy Spirit

FYI: Do Not Grieve the Holy Spirit

Ephesians 4:29-31

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And GRIEVE NOT the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Lupeo is the Greek word for Grieve and means to, cause pain, distress, to be sad. It can also mean vex, irritate, offend, insult.

Verses 17 to 22 of this chapter tell believers that they should not follow the foolishness, vanity, and lusts of their human nature as they did before they were converted. We are to be renewed in our minds (verse 23) through God’s power (2 Timothy 1:6). We are to become a new person (verse 24) through Jesus dwelling in us (Colossians 3:10 – 11). We should not lie. We are also not to let our anger get out of control, thereby giving the devil a chance to tempt us (verses 25 – 27). We are to not steal but rather work as God intended so that we can not only provide for ourselves but also have something to give to others (verse 28). We are not to use filthy language as the unconverted do but rather work toward building up others by what we say (verse 29). We grieve Him, the Spirit, by engaging in the immoral actions Paul lists.


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