November 3: Let the Word Dwell in You Richly

Colossians 3:16

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

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And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Today’s opening Scripture admonishes us to let the Word of Christ dwell in us richly. The tone of communication here is suggestive of the fact that we have responsibility under God to make room in us for the Word to dwell in us richly. That’s not God’s responsibility but ours to do, which means the Word dwells in us to the measure that we make room for it. We have to take responsibility for how much knowledge and understanding of the Word we have in us. We are told to let the Word dwell in us richly in all wisdom, not sparsely. We are told to take responsibility for our spiritual knowledge and understanding of the Word. Don’t pass the buck anymore; it stops with you right there. If you don’t have knowledge of the Word as you ought, don’t blame it on anybody. You are responsible for your ignorance or knowledge of the Word.

Now, how do you let the Word dwell in you richly in all wisdom? The answer is right there in the opening verse. It says teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. So, teaching, admonishing or preaching, and singing with grace in your heart to the Lord. In other words, anywhere the Word can be taught to you, and where you can teach it to others, make sure to make the most of such opportunity. Note that it says teaching and admonishing one another, which means you teach and admonish the brethren, and they teach and admonish you also. That’s very important for the Word to dwell in you richly. When you hear the Word taught and preached to you, and you receive it gladly and meditate and act on it with thanksgiving unto God in singing, and you teach it to others, the Word takes root in you richly in all wisdom. It is important that you have a pastor who teaches you the Word, and that you have a study where you further meditate in the Word with scriptural references. In addition to that, you must have a small group of people, friends, mentees, who you can share with. That’s important for the Word to dwell in you richly. In summary, receive the Word, meditate on it with more scriptural references and with thanksgiving unto God in singing, share it and receive feedback after you have shared; then the Word will dwell in you richly in all wisdom.

My Solid Front (Confession): 

In the Name of Jesus I declare that I let the Word of Christ dwell in me richly in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. I give
attention to reading, hearing, studying and meditating on the Lord, and I declare that my profiting is evident to all. Amen

Further Meditation:

John 15:7, Jeremiah 15:16