Let the Word Dwell Richly

 In Daily Devotional

Colossians 3:16

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom…”

2 Timothy 3:16

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness…”

God’s Word never returns to Him without accomplishing exactly what He intended (Isaiah 55:10-11). We must put it in our hearts, and meditate continuously on its meaning and application for our lives. We must let the Word live in us.

Since the Word is alive (Hebrews 4:12), it adds life to our whole being – spirit, soul and body. God’s Words are “life to those who find them and health to one’s body” (Proverbs 4:20-22).

The Word becomes more and more active in our lives as we confess it aloud and meditate on it. In so doing, the Word becomes available to the Holy Spirit to bring out of us at the proper time and for the correct purpose. The Spirit uses the Word to encourage, teach, rebuke, correct and train us. As He trains us, we are able to help and encourage others.

The Spirit will always guide us in ways that align with the Word. We more easily discern His voice and leadership by how well we know and understand His Word. Fervently praying God’s Word back to Him makes our prayers powerfully effective (James 5:16).


Put the Word of God deep into your heart. Confess this aloud, and repeat it often today:

“I let the Word of Christ dwell in me richly in all wisdom. His Word is alive and active in me. It teaches me, rebukes me, corrects me, and trains me in righteousness. His Word always accomplishes in me what He intends!”

Dive Deeper: Study Colossians 3; Isaiah 55:10-11; Hebrews 4:12; Proverbs 4:20-22; James 5:16.