Ephesians 4:30 - Living a Spirit-Controlled Life.

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

Ephesians 4:30 (NLT) And do not bring sorrow 
to Gods Holy Spirit by the way you live. 
Remember, he has identified you as his own, 
guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of 

Ephesians 4:30 (AMP) And do not grieve the 
Holy Spirit of God [do not offend or vex or 
sadden Him], by Whom you were sealed (marked, 
branded as Gods own, secured), for the day of 
redemption (of final deliverance through Christ from 
evil and the consequences of sin). 

Ephesians 4:30 (CWR) Dont grieve the Holy 
Sprit who put His seal of approval on you when you 
gave your heart to Christ.  The Spirit is the 
only One who can keep you from living a life of 
sin and seal you for the day of Gods 


Hospitable Hearts
   Have you ever noticed that different 
homes have their own smells? Some have odd odors, 
and you dont want to stay very long. Others 
have inviting scents, like the smell of delicious 
food cooking, and you enjoy being there. 
   There is a difference between being in a 
home and being at home. 
   The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit 
lives in the heart of every Christian. Romans 8:9 
says, But you are not controlled by your sinful 
nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have 
the Spirit of God living in you (NLT). 
   When you become a Christian, the Holy 
Spirit seals and indwells you. But is the Holy 
Spirit at home in your heart? Is He comfortable in 
your life? 
   The Holy Spirit has a personality. Yes, 
He is God. And yes, we might even sin against 
Him specifically. The Bible tells us that its 
possible to insult the Holy Spirit, resist the Holy 
Spirit, and blaspheme the Holy Spirit. 
   We also can make the Holy Spirit sad. The 
apostle Paul wrote, And do not bring sorrow to 
Gods Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, 
he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing 
that you will be saved on the day of 
redemption (Ephesians 4:30 NLT). 
   Have you ever done or said something that 
reduced another person to tears? Its hard to look 
at someone who is crying because of what you 
said or did. In the same way, we can do things 
that grieve the Holy Spirit. 
   Paul went on to say, Get rid of all 
bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as 
well as all types of evil behavior (verse 31 
NLT). These things make the Holy Spirit 
   So, how can you tell if youre living a 
Spirit-controlled life? The Holy Spirit will be at home in 
your heart. [Greg Laurie from Harvest Ministries; 


   Conscience is the voice of God, heard 
amid the conflict of human passions; when it is 
resisted, the Spirit of God is grieved.   
   Men have the power to quench the Spirit 
of God; the power of choosing is left with 
them. They are allowed freedom of action. They may 
be obedient through the name and grace of our 
Redeemer, or they may be disobedient, and realize the 
   The sin of blasphemy against the Holy 
Spirit does not lie in any sudden word or deed; it 
is the firm, determined resistance of truth and 
   It is not that God sends out a decree 
that man shall not be saved. He does not throw a 
darkness before the eyes which cannot be penetrated. 
But man at first resists a motion of the Spirit 
of God, and, having once resisted, it is less 
difficult to do so the second time, less the third, 
and far less the fourth. Then comes the harvest 
to be reaped from the seed of unbelief and 
resistance. Oh what a harvest of sinful indulgences is 
preparing for the sickle!  
   On the other hand, every ray of light 
cherished will yield a harvest of light. Temptation 
once resisted will give power to more firmly 
resist the second time; every new victory gained 
over self will smooth the way for higher and 
nobler triumphs. Every victory is a seed sown to 
eternal life.   
   God destroys no one. The sinner destroys 
himself by his own impenitence.   
   No one need look upon the sin against the 
Holy Ghost as something mysterious and 
indefinable. The sin against the Holy Ghost is the sin of 
persistent refusal to respond to the invitation to 
   There is no  hope of the higher life, 
but through the submission of the soul to 
Christ. FLB58  


Ephesians 4:30: Grieving the Holy Spirit 
Leads to the Unpardonable Sin.   


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