“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” – Colossians 3:16
The very first word here, “Let”, tells us that this is something we can do, and since this comes from the Scriptures it is something we should do. The benefits of doing this tells us this is something we need to do—“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.“(Matt. 4:4).The Word of God is food for our soul and fuel for our faith. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God“(Rom. 10:17).
In a challenge to his congregation James Smith wrote:“The word which Jesus preached, or the word which His servants wrote, the whole word of God, is the word of Jesus.
Believer, look at your Bible as containing the word of your best Friend, loving Saviour, and final Judge. Let it find a home in your memories, affections, and hearts. Let it keep house – ruling, feeding, and directing your souls.
Let it dwell in you plentifully, and know how to apply the different portions to different persons, and different cases. Let it dwell in you richly, that you may have that to plead in prayer which God will notice, approve, and accept; to form, guide, and preserve your judgments; to curb, bound, and regulate your desires; to raise, confirm, and direct your expectations : to silence, enlighten, and purify conscience : to enable you to resist and overcome Satan : that you may be able to reprove sin, and speak a word in season to the weary.
Let the word of Christ have the best room in your souls : let it be your daily meditation, food, and directory. LET THE WORD OF CHRIST DWELL IN YOU RICHLY IN ALL WISDOM.”
Still let Thy wisdom be my guide,
Nor take Thy light from me away;
Still with me let Thy grace abide,
That I from Thee may never stray :
Let Thy word richly in me dwell,
Inspiring me to do Thy will