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
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
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
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
LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY
Ephesians 4:30: Grieving the Holy Spirit
Leads to the Unpardonable Sin.
1 Thessalonians 5:19 - Dont Quench The
1 Thessalonians 5:19 - How To Avoid
Quenching the Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 6:1 - Don't Receive God's
Grace In Vain!
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT