What Does Colossians 3:16 Mean?

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Colossians 3:16(NASB)

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The Lord Jesus was meek and lowly, full of compassion and great mercy – and the gracious words that fell from His lips were life and health and healing. We are exhorted to let His Word dwell in us richly, both His spoken and written Word, for they produce in us an abundance of life and the spirit of true wisdom.

The Holy Spirit has made His dwelling place in our hearts, and He teaches us and leads us in all truth: "You have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is trueit is not a lie."

What an amazing blessing to have the Holy Spirit indwelling us, teaching us, interceding for us, leading us. And He has taught us to abide in Christ, to remain in fellowship with Christ, to live as Christ would have us live, in constant union with Him.

We should meditate and drink deeply on the Word of Christ, for His words bring light to the spirit and life to the soul. We should take the pearls of His speech and the jewels that encrust the glorious messages of salvation, and shower them down in blessed teachings and wise counsel over the heads of those that are His kingdom of priests, His royal nation, a people set apart for the Lord to serve Him and to worship Him in time and through eternity.  

The blessed Lord rejoices over His children with singing, proclaiming His unconditional love towards us while pouring out His eternal heavenly grace over all that believe on His name. Should we not let His Word dwell in us richly in humble thanksgiving and holy reverence as we blend our voices with heavenly choirs of angels? Should we not sing psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs with eternal gratitude in our hearts to our great and gracious God?

To Him be all glory and might and majesty and dominion and praise and power for ever and ever! Amen.

My Prayer

I will sing to the Lord a holy song, for He is good and gracious and has lifted me up and arrayed me in His own righteousness, and His banner over me is love. Loving Father, to You be all praise and glory, my God and my Saviour. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.

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