Spiritual Songs, psalms, and hymns are verses inspired by the Holy Spirit. They incorporate scripture and biblical truths. In both Ephesians and Colossians, Paul encourages the churches to speak to another in spiritual songs, psalms, and hymns. Paul’s instruction is open-ended. It is an instruction to a lifestyle. As a Christian, we are called to encourage one another and lift up the fellow believers in our community.
Songs and Psalms should play an important role in the Christian life. Their poetic nature and connection to music help engrain themselves into our minds. They are quickly recalled. They remind us of what God is like, and keep us in relationship with Him. They also encourage recitation. Speaking the truths of God in song or verse can bring celebration and joy in good times, and encouragement in times of difficulty. The believer who sings, reads, and quotes spiritual songs and psalms from a pure heart is a believer who is living a lifestyle of worship.
Spiritual songs can also bring the comfort of the Holy Spirit to those around them by releasing scripture and the encouragement of the Lord. Often, we are unintentional about our speech. We allow words to flow from us freely to those around us. Psalms and hymns that are proceed from us go out as a blessing and breathe life to those around us, because they are inspired by the Holy Spirit, and declare the promises and goodness of God. Today, may a song fill your heart and then flow from your mouth, and may you be blessed to be a blessing to others.