“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” (Colossians 3:15-16 NIV)
I hope this verse is encouraging to you today as we enter day two of Worship Leader Week!! I love how boldly Paul speak when he says “let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts”. The word rule in Greek is “brabeuetō” which actually means “to umpire”. It’s a bit of a silly word that usually we only see in baseball, but its meaning is powerful in this particular section. An umpire is someone who ensures that players follow the rules; they are a guidebook for players and decision maker when it comes to plays.
Just like a baseball player relies on the ruling of an umpire, we are called to let the peace of Christ rule our lives! The peace that God offers is one that guides us and helps us to make wise decisions, just like an umpire in a game. Spend a moment today praying for peace like the one Paul talks about in this verse.