October 23, Welcome, Holy Spirit!

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In all their affliction he was afflicted…and in his pity he redeemed them….But they…vexed his holy Spirit.
—Isaiah 63:9-10
We can best repent our neglect by neglecting [the Holy Spirit] no more.
Let us begin to think of Him as One to be worshiped and obeyed.
Let us throw open every door and invite Him in.
Let us surrender to Him every room in the temple of our hearts and insist that He enter and occupy as Lord and Master within His own dwelling.
And let us remember that He is drawn to the sweet name of Jesus as bees are drawn to the fragrance of clover.
Where Christ is honored the Spirit is sure to feel welcome; where Christ is glorified He will move about freely, pleased and at home. POM072
When the Scripture says, “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God” (Ephesians 4:30), it is telling us that He loves us so much that when we insult Him, He is grieved; when we ignore Him, He is grieved; when we resist Him, He is grieved; and when we doubt Him, He is grieved. COU052
Tozer on the Holy Spirit.

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