Colossians 3:16 - How To Let The Word Of Christ Dwell In You Richly.

Colossians 3:16 (NKJV) 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.  


Bible Memorization
   The Bible is a gift that offers you so 
much. But like a box full of treasure, it does you 
no good unless you have the keys to unlock it. 
   One of the keys to unlocking the Bible is 
Scripture memorization  
   Its a habit that will assist you in 
overcoming temptation. Psalm 119:11 says, I have 
hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin 
against you (NIV). Memorizing the Bible helps you 
to resist temptation. 
   John 15:7 says that having Gods Word 
in your heart also leads to answered prayers. 
It says, If you abide in me, and my words 
abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will 
be done for you (ESV). 
   Memorizing Scripture also helps you have 
victory over worry, keeps you encouraged, and 
develops your prayer life. Having Gods Word 
memorized makes it easier to counsel and share the 
Good News of Jesus with other people because you 
have Bible verses always at the ready. 
   Ive heard all the excuses for not 
memorizing Scripture. People say, I just cant 
   The truth is that you remember whats 
important to you and the things that you use. So the 
questions are: Do you value Gods Word enough to 
commit some verses to memory? Do you read Gods 
Word often enough that you start to remember it? 
   Think of all the times during the day 
that you pick up your smartphone - maybe as 
youre waiting in the carpool line, on your lunch 
break, or sitting on your couch in the evening. 
What if you spent those times memorizing 
Scripture instead? In your lifetime, youd probably 
memorize several books of the Bible that way. 
   If youre new to Scripture memory, 
start with just one verse a week. Write the verse 
on a piece of paper or in a note on your phone. 
Pull it out and look at it several times a day. 
And when youre ready to move on to the next 
verse, keep reviewing the ones youve already 
   Its important to get a partner - maybe 
a friend, coworker, spouse, or child. Say your 
verses to each other and encourage each other to 
keep up the habit. 
   As you memorize the Bible, youll find 
yourself changing for the better: Remember what 
Christ taught, and let his words enrich your lives 
and make you wise (Colossians 3:16 TLB). 
[Daily Devotional by Rick Warren: 


The Real Thing
   You must spend a lot of time handling 
counterfeit money to know what it looks like, said 
Ruth Bell Graham to a man from Scotland Yard, who 
was in charge of identifying counterfeit money. 
   No, he replied. We never touch 
the stuff. All day long we just handle the real 
thing: genuine currency. And when a counterfeit 
bill comes our way - we can quickly detect 
   As a Christian, you could go nuts trying 
to keep up with the latest heresies and 
counterfeit teachings people spread in this world. But 
if you familiarize yourself with the Word of 
God and become conversant with it, you will 
immediately know counterfeit teachings. You will hear 
someone say something and think, This isnt right. 
You will know what Gods Word truly says and 
what it doesnt say, because God will give you 
spiritual discernment.  
   Spend time today studying the real thing. 
If ever there was a time we need spiritual 
discernment, the time is now. In the words of the apostle 
Paul, 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 
(Colossians 3:16 NKJV). [Greg Laurie from Harvest 
Ministries; https://www.harvestdaily.com] 

Fully Committed
   Most of us have interests and potential 
projects that flicker across the screen of our 
imagination from time to time. I wonder if I should 
learn Spanish. I could probably be a mentor to a 
troubled teen. But we rarely get engaged in anything 
unless our heart is truly in it. When my heart is 
in something, I give it my full energy and 
affection. I can't wait to be involved in it. Today's 
Scripture reads, "Let the message of Christ dwell 
among you richly. 
   To follow Jesus closely, your heart must 
be full of Him. You can't get closer to the 
Person of Christ unless He has your heart. It's not 
enough to entertain thoughts of Jesus; He must grip 
your affections. It's not enough to meditate on 
Him; you must feel something for Him. That's what 
it means to love the Lord with all your heart, 
soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30). And notice 
this - the heart comes first. 
   Dear Jesus, I hold You in my mind today 
because I have read Your Word and considered who You 
are to me. Now may those good and true thoughts 
of You flow into my deepest affections. There 
is so much more room in my heart to love You 
and adore You. Fill me, please, with the love I 
truly desire. [A Spectacle of Glory by Joni 
Eareckson Tada and Larry Libby] 


Colossians 3:16: How To Let The Word Of 
Christ Dwell In You Richly:  


Colossians 3:16: Let The Word Of Christ 
Dwell In You Richly:  



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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