QUENCHING THE SPIRIT
What quenches the
Spirit? Every vain thought and idle word, and every wicked deed, is like so
many drops to quench the Spirit.
Some quench it with
the lust of the flesh; others with cares of the mind and some quench it
with long delays, that is --- not plying the motion when it cometh, but
crossing the good thoughts with bad thoughts, and doing a thing when the
Spirit saith not.
The Spirit is often
grieved before it can be quenched.