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.
Let, as in allow, the Word to dwell. One of the things that I realized early in my Christian life was the sovereignty of God. Submission gave Him rule over my life and He can do as He wills in my life. He does not need my permission. Sovereignty isn’t the only attribute of God and God being one and equal in all aspects does not force one attribute of His personality over another. Man does that.
God made a way, the Way, but He doesn’t make you walk in it. Love chooses to walk in the Way. The abundant life is ours, but we have to know how to live it. God has provided everything needed but we must cooperate with God for everything to work towards that goal.
Some see God’s sovereignty as; “God’s in charge. I don’t need to worry.” While that is true in one aspect, it is not everything. Mercy and true charity will never become part of our witness if we sit and wait for God to take care of everything. That is how believers become pew potatoes.
We often extoll the coincidence of how meaningful scriptures seem to come in 3:16 verses. Well here is another and while my focus is on this one word “let” it is not everything. If I were to point out what that let was in this verse it would be at the end of the verse. “With grace in your hearts.”
Grace is never viewed as a static attribute, it is always an outpouring, it is love in action, thought and will. Grace is the vehicle of transference of God’s love towards us, of our love towards one another, and most importantly to a lost and dying world.