Colossians 3:16 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.
Becoming a Christian does not automatically mean that you will live Godly in this life. The reality is that it can be a struggle, particularly for young believers; that certainly was my experience and it only changed when the Lord instructed me to memorize a scripture a day. Everything started to change at that point. In recognition of the fact that young believers may struggle, there were several things that Paul instructed the Church at Colossae to do as it relates to living Godly lives. One of those things was to let the word of God dwell in them richly in all wisdom. What does that mean? It is to saturate your heart or belief system with a knowledge of the word of God and an understanding of how to apply it to your life. Because what you believe is what you will do, by filling your heart with the knowledge and understanding of the word of God; that is what you will find yourself doing and living a Godly life will be less of a struggle.
David allowed the word of God to dwell in Him richly. After asking the question, wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? He answered the question by sharing his secret to living a Godly life in Psalms 119:11 he said, “thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee”. How did He hide the word in his heart? He did it by memorizing, meditating upon and practicing the word of God. David let the word of God dwell in his heart richly and he was able to live a godly life. You too can live godly in this life by letting the word of God dwell in you richly.
Life Application: Live Godly in this life by memorizing scriptures, constantly thinking on them to get an understanding as to how to apply them to your life and then consistently do them.
Prayer: Lord, thy word have I hid in my heart that I may not sin against you. Keep me grounded in your word I pray. In Jesus’ name, Amen.