The Ministry Of The Holy Spirit

Devotional
"The Holy Spirit can be Sinned Against"

The Holy Spirit is God and He can be sinned against. Scripture records these sins against the Holy Spirit: Grieving Him (Ephesians 4:30), quenching Him (I Thessalonians 5:19), blaspheming Him (Mark 3:29), insulting Him (Hebrews 10:29), lying to Him (Acts 5:3-4), and resisting Him (Acts 7:51). Believers are specifically commanded not to grieve or quench the Holy Spirit. To grieve the Holy Spirit is to cause Him sorrow and sadness because of indwelling sin. Quenching the Holy Spirit is allowing sin to hinder and stifle His influence, thus inhibiting His power to yield righteous fruit.