Ephesians 4:30-32

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

As Paul finished up Ephesians 4:30-32, he continues to talk about how we should live as the new creation that occurs when Christ comes into our life. He has shared four traits and now pauses to remind us of a critical fifth reality – that how we live can grieve the very Spirit that not only seals us in Christ but also is our protection for the day of redemption to come. “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” To grieve means to make sad or sorrowful. It means to cause sorrow, pain, or distress. We grieve the Spirit by the actions we take that are not aligned with God’s standards for us to live by.

Spurgeon explains “I think I now see the Spirit of God grieving, when you are sitting down to read…

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