Glorify God • Magnify Him in this World!

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

Observation
The Holy Spirit is given to those who become Believers. The Holy Spirit, the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead, lives in you! It has been given to Believers, as God’s seal and to empower them to live a holy life.

But Believers can grieve the Holy Spirit by the way they live. Imagine the Holy Spirit, there to empower you to live for Christ, but instead gets pushed aside so that you can choose to live wrongly, not in a way that glorifies God. This happens every single day in the lives of Believers.

Instead, choose to live a holy life. The Holy Spirit will help you and empower you to live this way.

Remember, the Holy Spirit is God’s Spirit inside of you! Learn to listen and be obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit. God will never lead you astray.

Application
Many people have certain ideas of the Holy Spirit. Don’t read more into the Holy Spirit’s work than what the Bible says.

Jesus said He would send the Holy Spirit. He did just that in the first chapter of Acts. The disciples, who were weak and afraid after the resurrection, all of the sudden became these great men of faith after the Holy Spirit empowered them. God used them mightly.

Ask God to fill you and empower you to do His work. Then expect God to move and use you in His work.

Prayer
Lord, thank You that You don’t leave us all by ourselves on this Earth. Thank you for sending the Holy Spirit to take up residence in our lives and empower us to do Your work.

Peace
Todd

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