“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”
Failure to live according to the gospel truth grieves the Spirit, especially unwholesome talk, for he is the revealer of God’s words. The sins Paul mentions “oppose the very direction of his reconciling, unifying, new-creation work in the believer” NBC21.
We always live in relation to God, whether for his approval or as the cause of grief to him. In what ways, if any, have you caused him to grieve?