Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts (Colossians 3:16).
Here, we see the vital connection between the Word of the Lord and the worship of the Lord. We listen to the Word of the Lord, and we sing songs of praise to the Lord. We are to receive the Word of the Lord with gratitude in our hearts. We are to sing praise to the Lord with gratitude in our hearts.When we’re opening our hearts to the Lord in worship, our hearts are being preapred to receive, with faith, the Word that comes to us from the Lord. When the Word of the Lord is reaching our hearts, the song of praise to the Lord will arise from our hearts.