Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Col3.16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing each other, in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, in grace singing in your hearts to the Lord 
Col3.16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts unto God.
God tells the writer to write such that the song will teach and admonish the one that sings and the ones that hear. Col 3.16 tells each of us that we are to sing from our heart. From our heart does not necessarily mean that the emotional feeling we receive is the reason for our singing. We sing to celebrate God and we sing under the inspiration of grace, in other words with grace and in grace. It indicates that the act of singing is intentional and we do so by the use of our will. Therefore our singing has nothing to do with how well we sing. It has everything to do with thankfulness in worship.
Let me read you a somewhat modified quote from Marva Dawn.
This is important, for it prohibits us from performing, in the pride of the beauty we produce, rather than the beauty of God’s holiness. The first is beauty for beauty sake; the latter is beauty in order to display the splendor of God. AMEN
 Young, R. (1997). Young’s Literal Translation (Col 3:16). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.
Published on Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 4:34 AM CDT