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.
I love this verse. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you RICHLY in all wisdom”…how awesome is it that. We have a wealth of information in the Bible if we only take our time to read it. I SO don’t use my time wisely to keep the Word of God in my heart. I should spend more time with Him daily and become RICH in His wisdom. “Teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs”…We have so many songs that we sing that are so deep in meaning, AND, at different periods in our lives, the words of the songs mean something else to us or even just a different line in the song means something to us. God is so AWESOME to give talent like that to people who can minister to us.
Admonish – I love that word…1. to indicate duties or obligations to, to express warning or disapproval to especially in a gentle earnest, or solicitous manner. 2. to give friendly earnest advise or encouragement.
Teaching and admonishing…..hmmm……..
“singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” - I’m glad that it doesn’t say that you have to have a pretty good voice, or I’d be in trouble!! Grandma sang beautifully the other day – The Old Rugged Cross - I learned so much from her that day. She has no idea what an honor and a privilege it is to take care of her in my home. She is teaching my children valuable lessons that they absolutely can’t get anywhere else. When Lynden sings with her, or they talk or play together, Lynden is growing so much in COMPASSION and I love that…that’s HANDS ON experience! Lynden is so lucky to have that.
Logan put Grandma to bed the other day. Now, all he did, was tell her to lay down in the bed a pulled the covers up to her chin, but still…it’s something. He also took it upon himself to assure that she was fed that night and made her a bowl of soup. In a 14 year old boy kind of way, he is learning MAJOR lessons too.
I am so blessed to live the life that I have…no matter how hard it is at times. I am so blessed to have people who love me and will teach and admonish me with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. This is what we are supposed to do – as instructed – to one another.