When God Is Grieved

When God is Grieved

“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God,
by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption”
– Ephesians 4:30 –

Paul says to do nothing to “grieve” the Holy Spirit. Summarizing a presentation by Pastor Wilson Endruveit, we will show some habits that jeopardize our redemtion with quoties from Ellen G. White.

  1. Inappropiate amusements. “Amusements are doing more to counteract the working of the Holy Spirit than anything else, and the Lord is grieved” (Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students, p. 281).
  2. False Christianity. “The Spirit od God is grieved because many are not right in heart and life; their professed faith does not harmonize with their works” (Testemonies to the Church, vol. 4, p. 247).
  3. Covetousness. “Ananias and Sapphira grieved the Holy Spirit by yielding to feelings of covetousness” (The Acts of the Apostles, p. 72).
  4. Mistrust in the love of God and His promises. “When we seem to doubt God’s love and distrust His promises we dishonor Himand grieve HIs Holy Spirit” (Steps to Christ, p. 118).
  5. Not controlling the imagination. “You have will power, and you should bring it to your aid. You have not done this, but have let your highly wrought imagination control reason” (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, p. 310).
  6. Fear and complaints. “Jesus is their friend. All heaven is interested in their welfare, and their fear and repining grieve the Holy Spirit” (Gospel Workers, p. 261).
  7. Disunion, contention, and selfishness. “The Spirit of God will not abide where there is disunion and contention among believers in the truth” (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 4, p. 221).
  8. Slacking in observance of Sabbath. “When your temporal circumstances seem to require attention, you violate the fourth commandment without compunction. You make the keeping of God’s law a matter of convenience, obeying or disobeying as your business or inclination indicates. This is not honoring the Sabbath as a sacred institution. You grieve the Spirit of God and dishonor your Redeemer by pursuing this reckless course” (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 4, p. 247).
  9. Hardness of heart. “While standing over the dying bed of my husband, I knew that had others borne their part of the burdens, he might have lived. I then pleaded, with agony of soul, that those present might no longer grieve the Spirit of God by their hardness of heart” (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, p. 67).

Sometimes we are saddened by what we believe God did or did not do for us.
Today I want to invite you to take care not to grieve God’s heart.

God bless you…