Personally, an operative word in this Colossians passage above is that of ‘dwell’ as it relates to the riches and reward of wisdom. It suggests a sort of anthropomorphism of Christ’s word, wherein it signifies a kind of inhabitant within oneself, with whom one shares and gains. Accepting Christ’s word as if it were an inhabitant within one's soul has a profound impact upon one's sense of self, as well as ultimately ones interactions with others. If one learns to love this dweller, through whom we may gain wisdom and love, it then promises to bleed into all other relations, in goodness and in kind -as highlighted in the second part of the passage
.My God my Heavenly Father, let Your word dwell within my heart. Nurture in me a better understanding of its divine truth so as to give me wisdom, and ignite in me the will to share Your message of love. Your psalms I will sing and Your bread I will break with all others who open their hearts as I have done to You Lord, my Heavenly Father and His Holy Son.
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." Colossians 3:16 King James Version