“And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in The Word: but these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is The Christ, The Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through His Name.” John 20:30-31 KJV
“These things have I written unto you that believe on The Name of The Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on The Name of The Son of God.” 1 John 5:13 KJV
“being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by The Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.”
1 Peter 1:23 KJV
“Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” 1 John 3:9 KJV
Let the Word of God Dwell in you Richly
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16.
This was Paul’s plea- that the word of Christ dwell (inhabit, reside) in you richly. He wants us to implant God’s abundant word deep into our hearts and souls, to make it as second nature as breathing.
Paul’s description is of a person so filled with the Word of God that they are overflowing with joy, wisdom, and understanding that bursts forth in grateful song.
The entire chapter of Isaiah 55 is God’s invitation to dwell in His word; Here’s how it begins-
“Come all you who are thirsty… Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance.” (vv 1a,2b NKJV)
Do you hear the invitation? Come, He asks. And then some instruction- listen carefully to His word, take in all its goodness, and let your soul delight itself in abundance- experience true, lasting spiritual joy. His word will bring us more satisfaction and bliss than any other worldly gain.