Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly;
teach and admonish one another in all wisdom;
and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.
Colossians, 3, Verse 16
The word “richly” drew me instantly and deeply into this scripture verse. Whenever something is described as “rich”, for me it indicates that there is more to it than meets the eye; there is deeper meaning or quality. When a cake is “richer”, there is usually some extra special ingredient(s) involved.
And so as we heed the invitation to “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly”, perhaps we can imagine the word as that extra special ingredient that will enrich our spiritual lives. As we study scripture and share the lessons learned therein, we can support and nourish each other on our individual spiritual journeys. When we gather together to worship, reading the word and singing songs of praise, let us offer gratitude to our “richly” deserving God.
26 May 2014