[Jesus] said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man.” Mark 7:20
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. (Eph. 4:30). When we deliberately disobey God, the Holy Spirit is troubled. His ministry then shifts from working through us to convincing us of sin. In response we should confess the sin to God, ask Him for His power to turn from it, and begin once again to walk in the power of the Spirit (1 Jn. 1;9; Eph. 5:18; Gal. 5:16).
Lord, help me flee all sin and shame,
Lest I disgrace Your Holy Name;
And may I live so others see
The Savior’s love revealed in me.
D. De Haan