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 NIV

Listen to Words from the Heart

Admonish

Back on June 21, 2021, the president of the Public Health Agency of Canada was publicly admonished in the House of Commons for failing to turn over unredacted documents demanded by MPs related to the firing of two scientists at Canada’s highest security lab. In an extraordinarily rare procedural move, President Iain Stewart was escorted to the bar in the House of Commons chamber where he was reprimanded by House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota, which sparked off a series of tense exchanges between the government and opposition.

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These are confusing days for so many. The result is that people look to all sorts of places for the wisdom they need to somehow get through this life. You won’t find a Bible verse in a newspaper but you will find horoscopes and tarot cards. Famous people who are emulated by millions are searching for meaning themselves in Eastern religions and things they represent. Ultimately, as they have been for generations, they are bankrupt. Paul the apostle, who met Jesus on the road to Damascus, gives the ultimate answer in Colossians 3:16: “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.” Here is the bottom line to everything – the wisdom of our Creator is available to everyone. He alone gives purpose and meaning. And He has given us one another in the Body of Christ to encourage, admonish and share the wisdom of God that is available from His Word and in worship. You don’t need to search for wisdom and meaning anywhere else. It is found in Christ alone.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley