The Doorpost: Singing to one another
By Ray King · Apr 22, 2021
Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
There is a connection between our singing and our spiritual vitality. When the Word of Christ lives in us richly, we teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. Our hearts are filled with thankfulness to God, and we have power that goes beyond words alone.
We can sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to one another anytime we are with other believers—at meals, at Bible studies, with our families. We can even sing when we are alone, singing with other believers through recordings of their singing. Paul and Silas sang hymns to God in the middle of the night when they were in jail in Philippi (Acts 16:25-40). The other prisoners were listening to them and the jailer and his family became believers.
Significantly, the description of someone filled with the Holy Spirit found in Ephesians 5:18-20 is very similar to what we read in Colossians here. When we are filled with the Holy Spirit because the Word of Christ lives in us richly, we should all teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody with our hearts to the Lord.