Devotional For June 12, 2024

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.
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭16‬

In our regular routine of life, we often find ourselves caught up in the everyday rhythms of work, responsibilities, and distractions. Yet, in the midst of all these things, Paul calls us to practice a profound truth: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.”

The Word of Christ is not a visitor but an honored guest. It doesn’t just visit; it dwells. It takes up residence. It becomes a part of your innermost being. It shapes your thoughts, decisions, and character.

As the Word takes residence, it imparts wisdom. It’s practical insight for daily living. It guides your steps, helps you discern right from wrong, and provides clarity in the midst of confusion.

The Word of Christ isn’t meant to be kept to ourselves. It’s a treasure we share with everyone. We teach others through its timeless truths, and at times, it admonishes, gently correcting and redirecting us on the right path.

This dwelling isn’t a silent one. It’s filled with music – the melodies of praise and gratitude. Whether in psalms, hymns, or spiritual songs, our hearts overflow with thankfulness, expressing our love and devotion to the Lord.

The music that springs from our hearts isn’t mere notes and lyrics; it’s infused with grace. It’s a reflection of the grace we’ve received from the Lord. It’s a melody of redemption and forgiveness.

As you go about your day, take a moment to reflect on this verse. Are you allowing the Word of Christ to dwell richly in your heart? Is it shaping your thoughts, guiding your actions, and overflowing into songs of praise? Remember that in the midst of life’s busyness, this dwelling is your source of wisdom, strength, and grace.

Pray

Lord, thank You for the precious gift of Your Word. Help me, Lord, to let the Word of Christ dwell in my heart and mind richly, guiding my thoughts, actions, and words. May my life be a beautiful melody of praise to You, filled with grace and gratitude. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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