Don’t be drunk with wine because that will ruin your life. Instead be filled with the Holy Spirit, singing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves and making music to the Lord in your hearts.
We are to be careful how we live, asking what God wants from us rather than pleasing ourselves.
Instead of over-indulging in drink, we must be filled with the Holy Spirit, singing songs of worship and praise to the Lord.
The people of the world think that getting drunk on the weekend is a great way to unwind from the stresses of life. Depending on alcohol or other drugs will ultimately wreck a life.
As christians we have a far better way of dealing with problems, and that is seeking the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
Don’t be filled with drink; be filled with the Holy Spirit instead.
Unlike alcohol and drugs, which merely desensitise us to life, the Holy Spirit is life in its fullest. We were made for fellowship with God, so fullness of Holy Spirit is fullness of life.
As we seek the deeper life with God, worship and praise will be the path we take. Whether we sing the Scriptures or hymns and worship songs, or even “spiritual songs”- that is allowing the Holy Spirit to create a new song in us- singing has many benefits in the Spirit-filled life.
Music bypasses our logical thinking and opens our soul to the presence of the Holy Spirit.
The words keep our minds focused on God’s glory.
Songs can keep ministering in us long after we stop singing, as the words and music amplify each other in our thoughts.
Songs can provide us with new words and phrases to express our love for Jesus
Holy Spirit, fill me and re-fill me. May me whole life become a symphony of worship to you. Amen.