Reflect upon the “action” to which we have been called in Colossians 3…
keep seeking the things above
set your mind on the things above
die to self
die to the desires of your earthly body
lay aside, put off, the old self
put on the new self
put on the new heart
put on love
Put off/put on
As stated before, how different the Body of Christ would be if we would live this Word!
The next two verses begin with the same Word - “let”.
Think about that for a moment before you read it.
The idea is that there is something that is there.
There is something that is available…that is already in place.
We simply need to allow it to be.
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.
Meditate on these two “lets” today.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts…
Let the Word of Christ richly dwell within you…
The peace of the Lord is in every Believer.
We are to allow His peace to rule.
Anything else is idolatry…setting ourselves, circumstance, situation above the peace of the Lord.
The Word of Christ should richly dwell in in every believer…the written Word in which we are so blessed, and the Word Himself…the Lord…the Holy Spirit.
Not a perfunctory acknowledgment.
A dwelling that transforms and conforms us to His image.