“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God.” This somewhat obscure statement occurs in Ephesians1 regarding the Holy Spirit. Understanding that this passage also speaks to something that the Holy Spirit does for the Christian today (e.g. seals), how can a Christian grieve the Holy Spirit?

How Scripture answers "How does one grieve the Holy Spirit?"

The Christian can “grieve the Holy Spirit”1 by not being obedient to God3,4 and true to their calling by doing away with works of the flesh2,5. There seems even to be a progression shown in Scripture whereby a believer with the Holy Spirit that engages in sinful/unholy behavior can first grieve/upset the Spirit1,4, further outrage the Spirit3, and finally extinguish completely the Holy Spirit5, even having God working against them in their rebellion4.

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