Ephesians 4:29-32 

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

It is interesting that this is the only passage in the NT that refers to grieving any member of the Godhead. That confirms my conviction that the Holy Spirit is the one who serves to communicate between the LORD, God, the Almighty and the people of the LORD. It is a communication channel that conveys both pleasure and disappointment to those who have named the Name of Jesus as their Lord and Savior. It should be frightening to those who feel that the Word of God is a buffet table to pick their favorite goodies from.

It is a solemn and dangerous thing to grieve the Holy Spirit; in so doing you grieve all members of the Godhead.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm

Mid-day: 119:

Evening: Psalm

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John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.

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