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Grieve Not Our God

by Richard Stevens III

Grieving someone: to cause one pain, grief, distress; to make one sad, sorry, sorrowful

THE OLD WORLD
"God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart" (Genesis 6:5-6)

JEWS UNDER MOSES
"Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways" (Psalm 95:10)

"But with whom was he grieved forty years? Was in not with them that had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness?" (Hebrews 3:17)

TIMES OF CHRIST
"And when he (Jesus) had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts..." (Mark 3:5)

CHRISTIAN DISPENSATION
"And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour (a tumult of controversy), and evil speaking, be put away from, with all malice" (Ephesians 4:30)

WHAT WE LEARN FROM ALL THIS
We can see our God has feelings which can be hurt. The above Scriptures plainly reveal that when our conduct is contrary to His will He is deeply upset. Therefore, our God is not the one whose feelings you want to hurt!




"...upon this rock I will build My church..." Matt.16:18


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