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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.”

1 Timothy 4:15

“Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.”

Your heart was designed to be a depository of God’s Word. Our opening Scripture tells us in Colossians 3:16, “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom”. It says let the Word dwell in you richly, not sparsely; not lightly. It says richly; heavily, adequately and abundantly. It is important that the Word dwell in you richly because “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh” (Luke 6:45). God desires to see your whole life inundated by the Word. This is important because that’s how to live a successful life.

It is what is in your heart that will flow out of your mouth, and it is what is flowing out of your mouth that will overflow your life. The forces that shape life actually emanate from the heart. This is the reason why the Word says to “guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23). As you let the Word dwell in you richly, the forces that shape your life will well up from God’s abundant riches in your heart, and you will live life on a higher level.

Again in Job 22:21-22, the Word tells us “Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee; Receive, I pray thee, the law out of his mouth, and heap up the Word of God in your heart”. It says the effect of that will be you laying up gold as dust and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brook (Job 22:24). The abundance of God’s Word in you always produces prosperity.

My Solid Front (Confession): Heavenly Father, I thank You for giving me Your Word. I give focused and devoted attention to Your Word until it dwells in me richly. And I declare that it produces abundant prosperity in me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Meditation: 1 Timothy 4:15; Joshua 1:8

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