"Let the Word and Peace of Christ..."
“Let the Word and Peace of Christ…”
Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart.
Let the Word of Christ richly dwell within you.
Look at the balance of each sentence…
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body;
and be thankful.
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
We are called in one body.
By definition, the true church is one.
The church is unified.
The church is the body of Christ.
This is the organism of the body of Christ.
It is alive.
It is well.
It is the Lord’s.
On the other hand, most of what we “deal with” in corporate life is the organizational church.
It is of man.
It is, at best, of the soul, not the Spirit.
It is not the true body.
We are to live in the ruling peace of the Lord in the One Body.
We are to be thankful.
We are to sing with thankfulness in our hearts to God
We are to teach and admonish one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs…in wisdom.
Think on that.
Compare this Truth to the reality we see in many portions of the organizational church.
Lastly, have you ever considered that psalms, hymns and spiritual songs are way of teaching and admonishing…
…to be continued…