“Let the word of Christ Jesus richly dwell in you” – Colossians 3:16
How can His word richly dwell in us?
1.Firstly we must be willing, clean & empty on the inside to receive his word and precepts on life. An empty, open vessel he can surely fill but a vessel already full can never be filled.
Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor.Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work- 2 Timothy 2:20-21
And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins- Luke 5:37,38
This means that the word of man must no longer govern our thinking. Man’s opinions, judgements or comments must no longer effect us or change the course of our faith and joy.
2.Secondly we must never allow our minds and hearts to be controlled by our negative experiences from the past.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come – 2 Corinthians 5:17
This means that our very own opinion of ourselves mattes greatly. Never look down on yourself for you are indeed the created, restored work of God.
3.Thirdly let the opinion and mind of God govern you always. For in His eyes, you are blessed, redeemed, cleansed, sanctified, and powerful through His mighty Spirit that is always in work in you- Evg.Samuel Meesala