If God is in control of everything to the point of determining what I'm going to have for lunch on Friday (see other thread), how can the Holy Spirit be grieved? How can the Holy Spirit be quenched? The Bible says, "Grieve not the Holy Spirit" Eph. 4:30 "Quench not the Spirit" 1 Thess 5:19 Is it God's decreed will that the Spirit is grieved? I don't think so. Is it God's permissive will that the Spirit is grieved? I don't think so. So how can the Spirit be grieved? Or if you like, why is the Spirit grieved?