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Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16 ESV
Why should God’s word dwell in us? I understand we should read the Word, but there must be more.
As we dig deep we find God reveals Himself in Scripture.
I stare down in awe at Holy Script. These words, in their truth, pierce my heart and soothe my soul.
Does He who implanted the ear, not hear? Does He who formed the eye, not see? Does He who disciplines the nations not punish? Does He who teaches man lack knowledge? Psalm 94:9-10
These words stayed with me all day: Was He watching me? Could He hear what I was saying?
The Word speaks in our ear revealing who He is – He is as near as our ears to hear, our eyes to see and in our thought process.
I’m humbled, just before reading the above verse, I read these words:
“Take heed you senseless ones among the people; you fools, when will you become wise?” Psalm 94:8
Am I one of the “senseless” ones? The Holy Spirit assures me I’m all right, but I pray,
“Lord, help me! Knock me off my feet if you find me senseless – if you find me unfit. I would rather face your discipline than your wrath. Correct me and I am corrected. I love you, Lord. I love you. Amen.
I want to be wise. I need to be wise in the eyes of the Lord. Anything else is eye candy.
I hesitate, take a deep breath, before moving on to the next verse. God is speaking – revealing Himself in ways unimaginable. God is my testimony, and in Him I am safe.
When I said, “My foot is slipping,” Your love, O Lord supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul. Psalm 94:18-19
I prayed a prayer of thankfulness. God’s not finished with us yet. The Holy Spirit shows the truth here and now.
But the Lord has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge. Psalm 94:22
I see and am passionate about becoming rich in God’s word. May the word of Christ dwell richly in you too.