There’s really no point to this post, but I was going through my random notes and got reminded of what I wrote about Ephesians 4:30 two months ago. It’s a short writing I always go back to for encouragement and I hope it encourages you today. Have a fruitful week!
“And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.” – Ephesians 4:30
Ephesians 4 Verse 30 sticks out to me in the passage. Just thinking of how much our sins affect God. He grieved the day Adam and Eve made sin enter the world, he grieved when he had to die to save us from the sins we commit by ourselves. To think that even after being saved by him, his spirit within us still grieves because we are sinful makes me feel so ungrateful. How can God not have given up on me after everything, why does he still love me like this? Why is he so committed to the renewal of my spirit to make me like him? It’s because he’s so gracious, and I never want to take his grace for granted. So I pray everyday for God to help me walk in his steps and make me more like him. Looking forward to the day our redemption story will be complete (when he comes again) and our new bodies come. Bodies that won’t be prone to sin, so I don’t grieve God anymore, he’s been through too much for me.