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. And whatever you do in word or deed do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:16-17
Paul writes to the church of Colosse and explains man’s new character when he accepts the Lord Jesus into his heart. He explains that reading the words of Christ makes them alive inside us—both His wisdom and His teachings. But Paul refuses to stop there. He instructs us to warn or urge one another in psalms, hymns, or spiritual songs, singing with grace in our hearts to the Lord.
When we worship, we show reverence and honor to God with the posture of our heart. Worship is the exchange of our hearts for the Father’s heart. When we do so, it becomes easy to share grace. We give thanks to the Lord, not only in song but toward one another in the way we speak and act. We do this, not because we have to, but because we desire to. We get to.