Monday, October 29, 2012

Colossians 3:15-16

Scripture: kjv Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. 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.

Observations: Theres a connection between having the peace of God in our hearts and unity. One body comes from peace in our hearts. Here is yet another reminder to be thankful. Be ye thankful. Let Christs Word dwell in us richly in all wisdom. Earlier in Colossians Paul admonished us to beware of mens wisdom, here he reminds us to let Christs wisdom live in By His Word. How can we let that Word dwell in us if we dont study and read the Bible? Its important. I have been considering that there is peace and then there is the *peace of God*. There is wisdom, mans wisdom, and then there is Gods wisdom that comes from His word. 2 totally different things. Pauls makes the distinction here. Peace of God, and wisdom from the Word. That Word of Christ also allows us to teach one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. Singing to the Lord. Wonder if our music admonishes, and teaches us? Wonder if it places grace in our hearts that we can give to God, and what is the difference between a hymn and a spiritual song? Anybody know?

Application: Let the peace of God *rule* in our hearts. That word rule there is a powerful little word. The Strongs says it is to direct, and control like an umpire. Peace is supposed to be calling the shots in our hearts. Like an umpire determines the game peace should rule our hearts and produce unity amongst believers. I need Gods peace and Gods Wisdom...not worldly peace and worldly wisdom.
God let peace rule in my heart!

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