(2) That the overriding theme is spiritual things. Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms {and} hymns {and} spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts unto God. (b) That we develop a great thirst and hunger for the Word. Deuteronomy 6:7). 2 To the d saints and faithful brothers 1 in Christ at Colossae:. For χριστοῦ, a few authorities and Fathers read θεοῦ; and the Coptic and Clement read κυρίου. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom: 45:1 47:1 48:1 65:1 105:1,2 Isa 12:2,4 42:10, вселяется в вас обильно, славословием и духовными песнями, ῾ο λόγος τοῦ χριστοῦ ἐνοικείτω ἐν ὑμῖν πλουσίως, ἐν τῇ χάριτι ᾄδοντες ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν τῷ θεῷ. I. 5. Neither does He indwell the Christian personally. Such must be done tactfully and wisely so that the hearer might truly benefit. 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. [Note: Robertson, 4:505. yourselves in studying and reading the Scriptures; meditating on what our Saviour has done and suffered for you. . Colossians 3:16 Commentary. 5:19. Compare Ephesians 5:19-20. 2. Now, seeing that we are raised with Christ, certain behavior is appropriate to us. But nothing is gained by such a distribution. . 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Second, theologically I am more comfortable with a dichotomist position--that human beings consist of spirit and body--This leads me to suggest that what we call emotional/psychological problems are really spiritual/theological ones; that nonorganic problems really stem from a troubled soul, not some damaged self, which psychotherapists claim to fix." It is all plain to him that understandeth. e Grace to you and peace from God our Father.. Thanksgiving and Prayer. The psalms would naturally include the Book of Psalms, but not necessarily exclusively. 2. I, however, take it simply, as also afterwards, in Colossians 4:6, where he says, “Let your speech be seasoned with salt, in grace, ” that is, by way of a dexterity that may be agreeable, and may please the hearers by its profitableness, so that it may be opposed to buffoonery and similar trifles. [Note: _ Christianity Today. 4. Colossians 3:16 Context. ( NASB: Lockman) 2. 1. Mortify them, kill them, suppress them, as weeds or vermin which spread and destroy all about them. The ‘logos of Christ’ may be intended to refer to the same thing as the ‘logos of the cross’ (1 Corinthians 1:18), referring to preaching concerning Christ and the preaching of the cross respectively. Which should make us ask ourselves, "Am I doing my fair share in encouraging my brethren?". ” (2 Timothy 3:16.) (Vincent p. 506), 1. Adam Clarke Commentary. пояснение к Еф. Spiritual songs probably refer to expressions of Christian experience set to music. Indeed it is fully possible that on this occasion all these are to be included, as meaning ‘let the word of Christ, however you receive it, dwell in and possess your heart’. Ephesians 5:19. full , Romans 15:14 .— πλουσίως , richly ) The distribution follows: in all wisdom [25]— one another [ ἑαυτοὺς , admonishing yourselves ]: with grace—in [26] your heart, i.e. Recently I encountered an article entitled, "Putting an End to Christian Psychology". It may be “by the help of Divine grace,” but more probably the meaning is “with thankfulness” (De W., Sod., Haupt, Abb. That when God specified singing, that ruled out every other form of musical expression. Psalms – such as the Psalms of David. Locate the Passage; 3:15-17 constitutes the final paragraph of specific exhortations flowing from the generic exhortation of 3:1-4. He"s not pretending; he knows. "DWELL IN YOU RICHLY"-"Let His words enrich your lives" (Tay). Colossians 3:16. : probably, as usually explained, “the Gospel,” so called because He proclaimed it and speaks it through His messengers. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. The "word of Christ," used only here in the New Testament, is Christ"s teachings, not only during His earthly ministry but also in all of Scripture. If a woman struggles with depression...the immediate response is to send the woman to a professional counselor. It will be observed how all such phrases prepare for the full conception of Him as Himself “the Word of God.”. Here the thought starts from “the word of Christ in the soul,” realised through the gift of the Spirit by all our faculties; and it divides itself accordingly into the function of teaching, which bears on the mind; “the singing in grace” of thankfulness, which comes from and goes to the heart; and the “doing all in the name of Christ,” which belongs to the outer sphere of action. The following dative, τῷ θεῷ, indicates Him in honour of whom this sacred minstrelsy is raised, and the formula ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις describes the sincerity of the service,-the silent symphony of the heart. And yet, they still didn"t use or even advocate instrumental accompaniment. Colossians 3:16 New Living Translation (NLT) 16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Colossians 1:28, where the same words are grouped together). ", "It has often been noticed that the Colossian passage is parallel with. The gratitude of the Church has always gone up to God in Christian praise and Christian song." псалмами, славословием и духовными песнями См. 2 Peter 1:11. admonishing. In their family circles they were to be so full of the Word of Christ in the heart that the mouth should utter hymns of instruction, admonition, and praise (cf. In the Church, as in the world, he who “makes a people’s songs” really guides their minds as well as their hearts. In that report he said, "They meet at dawn to sing a hymn to Christ as God." [Note: Johnson, 481:32.]. In Ephesians 5:19 it is to ‘the Lord’. Continual opposition must be made to all corrupt … The duty enjoined in this clause has a very close connection with that enjoined in the preceding one. He should be the centre of their thoughts and His words the guiding principle of their lives. Since periods of congregational singing ("one another") give us the chance to teach others, be taught and admonished ourselves, it seems "basic" that we need to be present when such singing takes place. Solid Joys. Experimental acquaintance with Christianity could only warrant the chanting of the sacred ode. The Alexandrian copy and Arabic version read, "the word of God"; by which may be meant the whole Scripture, all the writings of the Old and New Testament, which are by inspiration of God, were endited by the spirit of Christ, speak and testify of him, and were written for his sake, and on his account, and therefore may be called his word; and are what should be … Nothing is "secular" about us. Paul wroteto the Christians who lived in the city called Colossae. Hymns are songs of praise and thanksgiving to God. Eadie notes, "These sacred songs, whether in the language of Scripture, or based upon it, could be sung in the right spirit only when the indwelling "word" pressed for grateful utterance" (p. 247). In that report he said, "They meet at dawn to sing a hymn to Christ as God." His Word should permeate our whole being so that we make all decisions and plans in its light. ( B) through psalms, ( C) hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in … It was in the valley of the riverLycus. We can"t diagnose what"s really happening in people"s souls--not the way my dentist can when he looks at x-rays and tells me what"s wrong with my tooth. This is the practical application of "seek[ing] those things which are above" (Colossians 3:1). But, they are a very important method, that is often forgotten. Colossians 3:16 16 Let the message of Christ e dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom f through psalms, g hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. ., not with (Hofm., Kl[20], Weiss), with which the accusative should have been used. The gratitude of the Church has always gone up to God in Christian praise and Christian song. The word "richly" suggests: (a) We never can get enough of the Word, i.e. This expresses the seat of true psalmody, whether private or public-namely, the heart as well as the voice (cf. We have the final say whether the Word of God will convict us of sin, change our lives and be our guide (Psalms 119:97-105; Romans 1:16; Hebrews 4:12-13). And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” The amount of content, the excellence of that content, the excursus sections, the charts and diagrams, the additional notes section, and so much more make this a must-have commentary … Psalms and hymns.—The ascription to those of an office of “teaching and admonition” describes what is their real, though indirect, effect. -"teach and train one another" (Mof). Notice the mutual obligations involved in being a Christian. Rather, He indwells the Christian through the word of Christ, i.e. This is the true use of Christ’s word. Remember also that the members knew the Greek language, they knew the meaning of the word "psallo". It may have been intended as a warning to ensure that the ‘teaching about Christ’ was sound and genuine and received wisely, but it would appear more likely that he meant that such wisdom was especially to be ensured when admonishing and teaching someone else. Colossians 3:17, ESV: "And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." For remarks on the different terms, and their distinction, the reader is referred to what has been said by us under Ephesians 5:19. "THE WORD OF CHRIST"-The word that Christ taught, the word spoken by Christ, and delivered by the Holy Spirit through the apostles (Hebrews 1:1-2; John 14:26; John 16:13; Ephesians 3:3-5; 1 Corinthians 14:37). usually in a religious sense. "TEACHING"-1321. didasko {did-as"-ko}; a prolonged (causative) form of a primary verb dao (to learn); to teach (in the same broad application): -teach. The two words have been variously distinguished as referring to instruction about faith and repentance, doctrine and practice, for intellect and heart. 12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. The Christian has access to "all wisdom" (). we can"t sing a song that teaches error. Thus we learn that "be filled with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18); is the exact same thing as "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly". Now we shall not attain to this rich and heavenly wisdom unless we search and study the Scriptures with prayer and supplication to understand what the Holy Spirit has revealed therein, and what he is pleased to unfold therefrom of the will and way of God for our own personal instruction and consolation. 'Aleph (') B C Delta G f g read 'psalms, hymns, spiritual songs' (note, Ephesians 5:19). First, as a professional, I know what we don"t know. Our first purpose is to worship and honor God our Father and Jesus Christ. The Bible shows us how to relate within the family. chap. ς χάριτος, ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ διδάσκοντες, ὁ λογος τοῦ Χριστου ἐνοικίτω ἐν ὑμῖν πλουσίως, ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ διδασκουτες, Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, in all wisdom, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. But the latter view is preferable: in addition to the public and social singing for mutual edification, there should be private praise to God. The form which 'thankfulness' (Colossians 3:15) ought to take. So no differentiation is made by Paul, with respect to worship, between God and the Lord Jesus Christ. [Note: Vaughan, p216. He would have the doctrine of the gospel be familiarly known by them. See on Ephesians 5:19. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. However it may also be intended to include especial reference to the teaching of Christ Himself as passed on by eyewitnesses in the tradition of the church. Sparing acquaintance with Divine revelation would lead to scanty counsel and ineffective tuition. "psalms" that they may have sung, would have called for such accompaniment (Psalms 144:9). Our second purpose is to teach and instruct. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. In Colossians 3:16-17, Paul describes a life that is happy in God. The datives, without the preposition, denote the materials of song. God"s word is the tool that the Spirit uses to convict, guide, influence, and lead the Christian (John 16:8=Acts 2:37; Ephesians 6:17). Unless the word of Christ dwelt richly within them, they could not fulfil this duty; for they could not teach and admonish unless they knew what lessons to impart, and in what spirit to communicate them; but the lessons and the spirit alike were to be found in the gospel. ῾ο λόγος τοῦ χριστοῦ ἐνοικείτω ἐν ὑμῖν πλουσίως—“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Lachmann and Steiger propose to read this clause parenthetically, and to join the previous γίνεσθε to the following participles- διδάσκοντες, etc. Teaching and admonishing one another. The words ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ are thus connected as they are in Colossians 1:28, and such is the view, among others, of Bengel, Storr, Bähr, Steiger, Olshausen, and Baumgarten-Crusius. Commentary on Colossians 3:5-11. Colossians 3:16: Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to … 1. This is not going to be the greatest day for … ‘The word of Christ’ is the word which Christ has spoken, or caused to be proclaimed. much better than . 16.The word’ dwell—So that the individual members of the Church shall have a perfect familiarity with the teaching of Christ as given by the evangelists and apostles. The Christian is to receive such sound teaching gladly, and meditate on it, and let it fill his heart and his mind. It is also the job of church leaders (1 Thessalonians 5:12) and of the church body in general (Colossians 3:16), providing that they are able to admonish others (Romans 15:14). “The word of Christ” is the gospel, the doctrine of Christ, or the truth which has Christ for its subject. Let it not be without you, as a lesson to be learned, but within you, as the source of cherished and permanent illumination. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. The Word of Christ is dwelling in your richly, when it is viewed as the standard that all actions and attitudes must line up with and be governed by. The remaining clauses will then correspond: in all wisdom teaching, etc., almost identical with Colossians 1:28, and in grace’ singing, etc. Colossians 3 - Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Christianity is uniquely a singing religion. "let dwell." Colossians 3:16. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. In psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. Tertullian (c.200AD) tells us that at the love feast ‘each is invited to sing to God in the presence of the others from what he knows of the Holy Scriptures or from his own heart’. Read Introduction to Colossians “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.” Paul now turns to relationships within families. Colossians 3:16-25 New International Version (NIV) 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Mutual exhortation must depend for its fitness and utility on mutual knowledge of the Christian doctrine. And the Word of God is able to qualify and make one competent to tackle every good work, including the ability to warn, encourage and rebuke fellow Christians (2 Timothy 4:2); and help them out of a trespass (Galatians 6:1-2). John Piper May 25, 2012 9.2K Shares ], "One of the first descriptions of a Church service which we possess is that of Pliny, the Roman governor of Bithynia, who sent a report of the activities of the Christians to Trajan the Roman Emperor. Our first purpose is to worship and honor God our Father and Jesus Christ. The only logical conclusion, for why the Church didn"t use instrumental music in worship, is that it was understood that God hadn"t commanded it, i.e. Hymns are songs of praise and thanksgiving to God. Слово Христово да вселяется. Sing to God. May 25, 2012. [Note: See David F. Detwiler, "Church Music and Colossians 3:16," Bibliotheca Sacra158:631 (July-September2001):347-69. What is meant is probably not singing from the heart, though cf.Matthew 22:37. (by implication) to caution or reprove gently: -admonish, warn. In the article, psychologist Larry Crabb said...."The church has bought into the idea that its spiritual role is a very limited one. In the First Century, this expression may also have applied to Spirit-inspired songs, i.e. ], "It has often been noticed that the Colossian passage is parallel with Ephesians 5:18-20. We should perform these activities joyfully and with song. "SPIRITUAL SONGS"-All three words demand that the songs we sing in worship to God: (1) Are in harmony with God"s truth, i.e. Singing took a large place in the early Christian worship; but the Apostle here refers to all the intercourse of Christians, in social assemblies, in the family, and not in the public service alone. 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. This isn"t a wisdom reserved for some elite class, for the "professionals" or for the "clergy". Verses 1-4 The apostle, having described our privileges by Christ in the former part of the epistle, and our discharge from the yoke of the ceremonial law, comes here to press upon us our duty as inferred thence. "ONE ANOTHER"-The side reference says, "or, yourselves". The underlying assumption is that spiritual resources aren"t sufficient to deal with what"s going on--that only people with massive levels of professional training can help. We have there said that probably by Psalms may be understood the Hebrew book of that name, so com monly used in the synagogues; that the hymns might be other compositions divested of Jewish imagery and theocratic allusions, and more adapted to the heathen mind; while the spiritual odes were freer forms of song, the effusion of personal experience and piety, and do not simply point out the genus to which the entire class of such compositions belonged. To say that much accompaniment "helps the singing", "helps us praise God better", etc...must also argue that the apostles, inspired men, were blind to these basic facts. Interactive Bible study with John Piper. ‘With psalms and hymns and spiritual songs singing with grace in your hearts to God.’ These would be expressions of praise and gratitude for the grace of God at work within them, rounding off their worship both in public and in private, ‘psalms and hymns and spiritual songs’ covering all forms of singing as they do today. "ADMONISHING"-3560. noutheteo {noo-thet-eh"-o}; from the same as 3559; to put in mind, i.e. Those who immerse themselves in God’s word to learn his message, will be able to teach others this Truth. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also yee are called in one body: and be yee thankefull. But as a psychologist, I don"t know, and it"s not because I"m stupid or poorly trained; it"s because there"s no such thing as a scientifically trained expert on the soul. Colossians 3:8-16. Or, more literally, ‘in grace,’ Christ’s grace. The third imperative is "let dwell." 14 And aboue all these things put on charitie, which is the bond of perfectnesse. The mainroads for trade went past Colossae. We prefer, with Estius, Steiger, and Meyer, to regard the phrase as meaning by the influence of grace, given, as Chrysostom remarks, by the Spirit. as the rabbis later pointed out, he who dwells in a house is the master of the house, not just a passing guest ...", "Thus we are to submit to the demands of the Christian message and let it become so deeply implanted within us as to control all our thinking. But the idea of wisdom is better joined to the following clause, which refers to mutual teaching—“in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another.” Our translators, too, so point the verse as to make psalms and hymns the material of instruction, whereas it seems better, and more appropriate, to keep the clause distinct, thus—“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another: in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts unto the Lord.”. The church during the First Century was under the guidance of men directly inspired by God, but they never advocated such. Let the word of Christ dwell in you. The words refer (though not exclusively) to the Old Testament psalms, to hymns of praise to Christ, and to other poetic productions, the result of the indwelling of the Holy Ghost. Though we are made free from the obligation of the ceremonial law, it does not therefore follow that we may live as we list. 'Aleph (') and the oldest authorities read 'to God. Carefully note that this "wisdom" is available to all Christians ("you"; "one another"). [Note: Barclay, p191. plousios. ', (16) The word of Christ.—Here again the definite phrase, “the word of Christ,” takes the place of the commoner phrase, “the word of the Lord,” “the word of God.” It is to “dwell in their hearts.” Hence it is the engrafted word” (James 1:21)—the truth of Christ conceived in the heart, striking root into it, and making it its dwelling-place. James 5:13). They will be part of us because God responds to those who are truly seeking Him. 3:18ff contain specific exhortations as well, but of a different sort than those in 3:5-17. Which would be true, when we study or sing, we do teach ourselves. The gospel which Paul had preached to them. ( A) dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom. Ὁ λόγος , the word ) by which ye have been called.— ἐνοικείτω , have its indwelling in you) as in a temple, for ever.— ἐν ὑμῖν , in you ) in your inner man; comp. Let it not be without you, as a lesson to be learned, but within you...let it be completely understood...Let it dwell not with a scanty foothold.." (p. 245), 3. Colossians 3:16. Nor does he mean that the word of Christ ought to be of benefit merely to individuals, that they may teach themselves, but he requires mutual teaching and admonition. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. The evidence in favor of the reading, to God, is decisive. are songs of praise to God. Let it stay within you- πλουσίως, abundantly. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly -, in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord, Agape} or love-feasts, and in their family circles, they were to be so full of the Word of Christ. The balance is better preserved, as . Then, to read his holy word with prayer and supplication, entering by faith into its hidden treasures, and drinking into the mind of Christ as revealed therein, is a blessed means of maintaining the life of God in the heart, and keeping up union and communion with Christ. The hymns, some of which could be designated psalms, would probably include songs specifically composed for worship (as with the Jews), but probably included individual spontaneous contributions. psalms which are sung. Singing in your hearts. His Word should permeate our whole being so that we make all decisions and plans in its light. Daily devotional with John Piper. Hence, a secular counselor isn"t the best resource to help us with our problems. Colossians 3:16 REV and Commentary - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another with all - Bible verse "WITH GRACE"-5485. charis {khar"-ece}; from 5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude): -acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace(-ious), joy, liberality, pleasure, thank(-s, -worthy). 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