Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Let the words of Christ dwell in you richly

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Colossians 3:16 (NET) Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and exhorting one another with all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, all with grace in your hearts to God.

I have had disturbing conversations with certain believers who always try to downplay the place of knowledge in our Christian experience. I have observed that such believers can be easily deceived, and walk in alarming manifestations of the flesh while thinking they are spiritual.

Believers whose only exposure to sound teaching is on Sunday morning will hardly have a rich supply of the words of Christ in their spirits.

If you are going to be a fruitful Christian, it is expedient that the words of Christ dwell in you richly, not sparingly or moderately. In order for this to happen, you have to give priority to ingesting the word of God through reading and/or listening to scripture, Christian literature, sermons, etc.

The words of Christ are the words of scripture interpreted through the spirit of Christ. We get our bearing in understanding all scripture, through the teachings of Christ and His apostles recorded in the New Testament. There is a way Christ and the apostles interpreted the law and the prophets, and it was different from the way Judaism did. An example of this is the interpretation of the sabbath law or the laws pertaining to food (see Matthew 12:1-8, Colossians 2:16).

The words of Christ dwelling in you richly is God's strategy to keep you spirit-filled and spirit-led. The words of Christ provide the basis and spiritual vocabulary by which you can be accurately led by God's Spirit. Those who don't have the words of Christ dwelling richly in them can be led by their own flesh or familiar spirits disguised to be the Holy Spirit. God would scarcely open them up to the supernatural dimension because they would be easily deceived by other spirits taking advantage of that opening.

Go into today determined to let the words of Christ dwell in you richly. Make solid plans to increase your ingestion of God's words. Download Sermons, read a book, attend a conference, etc.
— Abraham Damilola Arigi

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