Credo Magazine shares a brief but useful teaching on what it means to quench the Spirit. Appealing to 1 Thessalonians 5:19, Dr. Fred Zaspel writes:
This, then, is just one of those passages that warns us of the effects of our sin. Our sin carries with it consequences both for us and for those around us. Like Achan in the book of Joshua, whose sin halted the progress of Israel’s army and brought the death of many, our sin can drastically hinder the Spirit’s work among us and hold back the blessing we might otherwise realize.