Thursday, November 29, 2012
Verse for Today - Colossians 3:16 (click for miniblog)
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."
The exhortation of this passage was an encouragement to me to send out this Verse for Today. As Christians we're told that the "all scripture is given by the inspiration of God"... and more than that... "is profitable for teaching, reproving, correcting and training in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16).
In much the same way, Today's Verse is an exhortation to let the Scriptures be advantageous to us. And how might they benefit to us? Simply stated, we need to internalize them. We need to read, remember and meditate upon them. Have devotions, certainly. But don't just check it off your to-do-list. Let it simmer and stew. Jot down some important points and remember them.
Once we've done this, we will be better able to share, teach and encourage one another.
And lastly, don't under-esteem the value of singing and learning Scriptural songs. God made us to enjoy and benefit from them.