May 24


Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom
you were sealed for the day of redemption.

The love of the Spirit. § The Helper, the Holy Spirit. § In all their affliction He was afflicted, and the Angel of His Presence saved them; in His love and in His pity He redeemed them; and He bore them and carried them all the days of old. But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit; so He turned Himself against them as an enemy, and He fought against them.

We know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. § Having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession. § I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. § The Spirit also helps in our weaknesses.

Eph. 4:30; Rom. 15:30; John 14:26; Isa. 63:9–10;
1 John 4:13; Eph. 1:13–14; Gal. 5:16–17; Rom. 8:26


I will return again to My place till they acknowledge
their offense. Then they will seek My face.

Your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you. § My beloved had turned away and was gone. I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer. § I hid and was angry, and he went on backsliding in the way of his heart. I have seen his ways, and will heal him. § Have you not brought this on yourself, in that you have forsaken the Lord your God when He led you in the way?

He arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. § I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely, for My anger has turned away.

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Hos. 5:15; Isa. 59:2; Song 5:6; Isa. 57:17–18;
Jer. 2:17; Luke 15:20; Hos. 14:4; 1 John 1:9

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