“Quench not the Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 5:19).Text — 1 Thessalonian 5:15-19
Elisha’s servant lamented the loss of a borrowed axe, a vital tool for his work. With the loss of the axe head, he was rendered irrelevant and unproductive (2 Kings 6:5). The Spirit of God, as the third personality in the Godhead, gives every believer power and grace to serve the Lord with passion. He is gentle and would not strive with man.
Symbolically, He is expressed as fire or wind. As the natural fire may be quenched, or put out using extinguishers, so can the Spirit’s presence in a believer be put out. While He helps and guides believers, in their walk and service to God, He leads sinners to conviction and genuine conversion experience.
Believers must avoid all the works of the flesh, such as: strife, murmuring, anger, bitterness, lying, and lack of forgiveness so that they do not quench the Spirit. We must abide in the truth, read the Scriptures daily, be fervent in spirit, preach Christ to our colleagues, and continue in fellowship with the brethren to keep the unbroken fellowship of the Spirit.
We must abide in the truth
Without the Spirit’s presence you are powerless.
Prayer for today
O God, give me the grace to retain the indwelling of your Spirit.