How Ironic it is Regarding the Holy Spirit and People

The Holy Spirit works to glorify Christ (John 16:14), yet so many who emphasize the Holy Spirit seem to draw attention to themselves.  The Corinthian church was notorious for this.  The church became chaotic because individuals were not concerned with the betterment of the church.  They were trying to use manifestations of the Spirit for their own glory.  They weren’t interested in what God was doing in others; they just wanted to show off what God was doing in them.  As they all fought for attention, it resulted in mass confusion as everyone tried to speak at the same time (I Corinthians 14:23-33)

– Chan, Francis; Forgotten God: Reversing the Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit; David C. Cook Publishers; Colorado Springs, CO; copyright 2009; p. 84

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The Holy Spirit is Not a Commodity

The Holy Spirit is not a commodity to be bought or traded according to our individual wants, whims or even our felt needs. 

– Chan, Francis; Forgotten God: Reversing the Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit; David C. Cook Publishers; Colorado Springs, CO; copyright 2009; p. 84