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. Colossians 3:16 ESV
We tend to think about the word of Christ as being the teaching and admonishing part. What about the “singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts” part? We wonder, “Well, what good does that really do? The music makes me feel better, makes me feel closer to God.” Ah, but let’s consider Scripture–straight Scripture–put directly to music, and the impact that it has.
Paul understood and he witnessed the effect. He saw salvation come to the house of the Philippians jailer. When? While singing psalms.
Thank you, Kim Haugen, for the use of your photo.