Do not Grieve the Holy Spirit
By Nick Bibile
Ephesians Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. 26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to the devil. 28 Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. 29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
We saw last week verse 24 belonged to the first part of the 10 Commandments. Now verse 25 is speaking of our neighbor, this belongs to the second part of the 10 Commandments. God’s true righteousness and holiness is found in the 10 commandments, Jesus fulfilled all of the commandments and his righteousness and holiness is imputed (Credited) to the believing sinner. And now we are righteous in Christ Jesus.
Therefore let us be truthful with our neighbors. Let us be sincere, not one face in the church and another face at home and work. Let us be honest to one another.