God forgives our sin knowing that we will sin again, often in exactly the same way.

in Him as well, as both individuals and as a corporate body. When we communicate in a way that injures fellow Christians, we grieve the Spirit. as “the resentful spirit that refuses reconciliation.”, speaks of a settled disposition. God reaches out to bad people to woo them to Himself, and attempts reconciliation with bad people. : Paul described four offices (not five, as in the commonly yet erroneously termed “five-fold ministry”). always had a bad association to it. . In a sermon on this text, Charles Spurgeon pointed out some of the things that the text does, It does not say, “To endeavor to maintain the unity of evil, the unity of superstition, or the unity of spiritual tyranny.”, It does not say, “Endeavoring to keep up your ecclesiastical arrangements for centralization.”, It does not say, “Endeavoring to keep the uniformity of the Spirit.”, . Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, : This humble, forgiving attitude towards each other naturally fulfills this gift of the.

‘For Christ’s sake.’ Cannot you forgive an offender on that ground?” (Spurgeon), iii. : Paul did not quote the passage exactly as it appears in Psalm 68. - Verse-by-Verse Commentary There are many ways to grieve the Holy Spirit.

The point here is that sin in the believer’s life violates the Holy Spirit by inconsistencies of his life. It violates the Son who died for our sin, v. 32.

You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. We shall not feel the divine sweetness and force of the text unless we can make a personal matter of it by the Holy Ghost.” (Spurgeon), iii. This was evidence of His triumph over every foe (the leading of, It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you, When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.

This is so fundamental to the Christian life that Christian growth can even be described as, .

The new man knows how to let go of his. is from the same words used to describe the stormy Sea of Galilee in Luke 8:24 (, ; mere movement is being tossed to and fro, but God wants us to, : “The words… refer to the arts used by gamesters, who employ false. Either he altered it under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit or under similar inspiration he quoted from an ancient translation (called a Targum) that quotes the Psalm in this manner. ; the ancient Greek clearly describes one office with two descriptive titles), who shepherds the flock of God primarily (though not exclusively) through teaching the Word of God. Get hold of that grand truth, and hold it, though all the devils in hell roar at thee. God’s forgiveness is so complete and glorious that He grants adoption to those former offenders. : When we really understand how much God did for us, we will naturally want to serve and obey Him out of gratitude. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. “It is the historical fact of Christ once for all putting away sin by the sacrifice of Himself, which is alluded to.” (Moule), © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . : The new man tells the truth. It is characteristic of a forgiving, generous heart.

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We can perhaps see a purpose God has in preventing a structural unity of the church right now, to keep misdirected efforts of the church (such as ambitions for political power) from fulfillment. Ephesians 4:30 - Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. It isn’t that we must forgive because Jesus will forgive us.

Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Sealing indicates ownership; we are God’s property and possession. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. It is a glorious truth that Jesus fulfills his promise to us to be “with us to the very end of the age” (Mt 28:20).