Spirit and in Truth
Perhaps you have at some time spoken out loud to yourself. No, it does not mean that you are losing your sanity. However, it may mean that you better remember something important if you hear yourself say it out loud. A similar principle is in play at the Fifth of Ephesians. At Verse Nineteen, the apostle Paul tells us that we are to be speaking to ourselves in the psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; in other words, we are to be hearing and listening to what we sing, and it matters a great deal what is said. The Third of Colossians, Verse Sixteen, tells us that it is with those same hymns that we teach and admonish one another. It matters what the songs say because it matters what is taught by the singing of them. If the word of Christ is dwelling in us in all wisdom as Paul said it should, then we are well able to discern whether or not a song or hymn is offering the proper teaching and admonishment. The singing is really less about keys, notes, sharps, and flats. It is more about worshiping in spirit and in truth.
Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater