Perhaps the Holy Spirit Grieves More than We Understand

Fifth, the Spirit has emotions.  For a long time, whenever I read that we are not to grieve the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 63:10; Ephesians 4:30), I thought that was a bit of an exaggeration.  It almost seemed sacrilegious to say that I could grieve God…

The Spirit is grieved when there is a breach in relationship, whether it be relationship with God or relationship with other people.  When we are disunified, unloving, hateful, gossipy, etc., that is when we grieve the Spirit of God.  And since He is the creator of emotions, I believe that the Spirit grieves more deeply than we can even understand.

– Chan, Francis; Forgotten God: Reversing the Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit; David C. Cook Publishers; Colorado Springs, CO; copyright 2009; p. 72

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This is Extremely Comforting

Fourth, the Holy Spirit has His own mind, and He prays for us (Romans 8:27).  I don’t know about you, but I find the thought of the Spirit of God praying for me according to the will of God extremely comforting.

– Chan, Francis; Forgotten God: Reversing the Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit; David C. Cook Publishers; Colorado Springs, CO; copyright 2009; p. 72