“Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in the age or in the age to come.” - Matthew12:31-32
There are sins of the flesh like murder, adultery, theft, drunkenness and much more; and there are sins of the Spirit such as envy, jealousy, greed, covetousness, racism and much more.
There are sins of omission; things I know I should do and I don’t. There are sins of commission – things that I do that are wrong, but what is this sin that is so bad that it cannot be forgiven in this life or the next?
What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit? It must be remembered that the Holy Spirit is a divine person and He can be sinned against. He is the one who draws us to God and performs the wonderful miracle of the new birth. He is the one who produced the Bible. He is the one who performed the miracle of the incarnation of Jesus. He is the one who enables us and empowers us to live Godly in Christ Jesus.
When you attribute to the devil the works of the Holy Spirit, or you continue repeatedly to stifle His gentle pleading to submit to the calling of Jesus Christ, you are in danger of committing the unpardonable sin.
Dear Lord Jesus, I thank You today for the gentle pleading and help the Holy Spirit gives me and His enabling me to live the Christian life, empowering me to serve You. Help me today always to give Him the rightful place and honour He deserves.