We had a completely jaw-dropping service at church on Sun. It blew me out of the water & Jesus was probably the only one happier than me. I had the privilege of speaking about the Holy Spirit – the 3rd member of the Trinity that can sometimes be overlooked. When i began looking at the Holy Spirit, it quickly became apparent to me that as a human there are 3 things I’m not supposed to do, as i relate to the HOly Spirit. I’m planning to briefly talk about these 3 things & would be interested to get your feedback as to what we should do instead.
The 1st thing we should never do is blaspheme the Holy Spirit. In Luke 12:10, Jesus says that sins against the Son of God will be forgiven but blaspheming the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. This is a REALLY scarey thing to me – its even more scarey when i think about how often i’ve heard blasphemy discussed. When i looked up what blasphemy means, its a compound word (blapto – injure; feme – fame, reputation). In its simplest form, it means to defame or injure the reputation of someone. Also, in Matt when Jesus is talking about blaspheming the Holy Spirit, its in the context of people accusing Jesus of doing the work of Satan. Let’s be super mindful that we honor & preserve the Holy Spirit’s reputation & that we also honor His work in our lives. I pray for both you & me that we would be very sensitive to the Holy Spirit in our lives on a daily basis. 🙂