Justin Tucker

LHC Worship Pastor

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.”

Music, divinely woven into the fabric of our existence, transcends the boundaries of culture, language, and time. It serves as a medium through which we express our love, praise, and devotion to our Creator. This verse invites us to reflect on three vital aspects of music in our worship.

First, “psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit” signify the rich tapestry of musical expressions available to us. Whether it’s the timeless verses of the Psalms, the theological depth of hymns, or the spontaneous melodies inspired by the Holy Spirit, each form of music holds a unique place in our worship. They teach, comfort, and inspire us, leading our hearts closer to God.

Second, music serves as a means of teaching and admonishing one another. Through lyrics and melodies, we share the Gospel’s message, offering encouragement and guidance to fellow believers. Music has the power to convict, uplift, and instill wisdom as we harmonize our hearts in praise.

Lastly, Paul emphasizes the importance of gratitude in our worship through music. As we sing to God, our hearts overflow with thankfulness. This gratitude reminds us of God’s unending love, mercy, and grace, reinforcing our faith and deepening our connection with Him.

In our journey of faith, let us never underestimate the role of music in drawing us closer to Christ. May we continue to embrace the diversity of musical expressions available to us, using them as a medium to teach, admonish, and offer heartfelt gratitude in our worship. As we do so, we strengthen our bond with the living God and share His message of love with a world in need of hope.