Way to go group. You are doing the “impossible” and that is edging towards memorizing a whole book! Technically, we will not be doing but six verses of chapter 4 when we get there, because the remaining verses of the chapters are salutations and greetings.
Regarding these verses, I feel that both verses have a key word in them. It’s not scholarly verbiage but is so telling. The word that I am referring to is the beginning of both verses where the word “let” is used. Let? What’s the big deal? “Let” connotes just that - to let the peace of God rule your hearts and let the word of God dwell in you richly. You don’t have to take hold of peace and God’s word and yank them in with all of your might. No, you are to let it happen.These are God’s chosen ones that have put on the garments of the attributes of Jesus. After wearing this attire as God’s chosen and beloved, we are to let Him in to further transform us. What a mighty God we serve.
So when you are in turmoil or struggling with direction, let, yes just let God come in with His peace and wisdom. He wants to come in. Let Him.
Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Colossians 3:16 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. (KJV)
Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
Colossians 3:16 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. (ESV)
May these precious verses rule in your hearts this week.