Singing with grace

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“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.”

Colossians 3:16 (ESV)

Let’s face it, not all of us can sing really well. Some people are tone deaf and they can struggle following along with the song during worship in church. However, this shouldn’t stop us from singing praises to the Lord. Jesus will accept your worship no matter how talented you are.

The gospel should always dwell among us as believers. Singing and grace characterize the manner of our teaching and discipling. Our wisdom comes from Christ and our praises should come from our heart. Colossians 3:16 is a loaded verse, but we can still apply it directly to our lives. We should keep ourselves firmly planted in the gospel and pull from its wisdom. Our singing, no matter how terrible it sounds, brings joy to the Lord, because His grace is the reason we praise Him in the first place.

Having Jesus dwell in our hearts should give us the energy to praise Him at all times, whether we’re feeling down or feeling wonderful. This week, pray that you can be more diligent with your time in the word and with your praises to God. His grace should fill us with the joy and hope of worshipping Him.

January 1, 2018