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Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Obedience. That is, believing God and acting on your belief in God.

Obeying God in everything upon which He puts His finger. 

That means not arguing about it, questioning, doubting it, but if He has pointed out anything, that you give God the benefit of the doubt, if there is a doubt. You are obedient.

Any reservation in that trust in God which leads to implicit obedience, will at once grieve the Holy Spirit and limit Him.

And do not forget that "grieved" is a love term. 

You cannot grieve anybody who does not love you.

You may injure them, you may in a way hurt them, but you cannot grieve them. 

You only grieve people who love you, and when it says, "Grieve not the Holy Spirit" it means: do not do despite to the love of the Spirit, do not violate the Spirit's love for you.

And that means, in effect, that you will not for one moment tolerate anything that the Spirit is against; if you do, you grieve the Spirit and immediately He is limited. 

Obedience to the Spirit is obedience to the love of God and that is basic to both being filled with and remaining filled with the Spirit. 

~T. Austin Sparks~

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