Ephesians: “You must no longer live as the Gentiles live…” (v. 17) Gentiles were regarded as “sinners” always. Israelites, on the other hand, are God’s people. Black and white, as it were. Habitual Bible reading (study) will serve us by lightening our understanding and softening our hearts. This Bible reading is intended to help us to appreciate what we read into our lives: to make it a part of us. “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God” (v. 30) I think it is difficult for us to remember that the Holy Spirit has feeling too. He can be disappointed in us.