Friday, May 27, 2011

Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God

Daily Light Devotions - May 24 - Morning

Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God ...

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 1

I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf, 2

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 3

In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them; in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. But they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit; therefore he turned to be their enemy, and himself fought against them. 4

By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 5

In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. 6

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 7

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 8

1 Eph 4:30;
2 Rom 15:30;
3 John 14:26;
4 Isa 63:9,10;
5 1 John 4:13;
6 Eph 1:13,14;
7 Gal 5:16,17;
8 Rom 8:26

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