Ephesians 4
30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

I think I now see the Spirit of God grieving, when you are sitting down to read a novel and there is your Bible unread… You have no time for prayer, but the Spirit sees you very active about worldly things, and having many hours to spare for relaxation and amusement. And then he is grieved because he sees that you love worldly things better than you love him.” (Spurgeon)

There are VERY few people who are not guilty of this. We spend so much time “relaxing” and very little time praying and reading the Word of God. There are times I want to think I am amazing because I spend 10-15 minutes in the morning doing a devotional, but this is sad and kinda pathetic. The Lord deserves our time, our effort, and our hearts.

Let us not grieve the Spirit. Let us have communion with Him, then we will see His goodness unfold before our eyes.

Another thought:
The Holy Spirit’s grief is not of a petty, oversensitive nature. “He is grieved with us mainly for our own sakes, for he knows what misery sin will cost us; he reads our sorrows in our sins… He grieves over us because he sees how much chastisement we incur, and how much communion we lose.” (Spurgeon)