With the same obviousness that drunkenness shows on a person, is the type of obviousness Paul is saying for the Spirit of God to be evident in our lives.
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.”
Declare the truths of your worship to one another before you declare them to the church.
“If these songs are not effecting us, changing us, allowing us to lead each other on the team, then what business do we have doing them for the Church?” -TM
“For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged [b]sword, penetrating as far as the division of the [c]soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
PSALM: lyrics taken straight from Scripture
HYMN: biblical doctrine put to melody
*Philippians 2 & Colossians 1 are a biblical hymns that Paul sings in Scripture
SPIRITUAL SONG: our culture’s song that uses biblical principles to strengthen and encourage the Church