Daniel Contois, Worship Team
Specifically Psalm 133:1
“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity”
Just open up your web browser, turn on the news, or read your local paper and it will not take you very long to see how divided this world is — ethnic groups fighting each other, violence in schools and homes, political conflict, spouses at war with each other, morality issues, management and labor disputes, and the list goes on.
It seems like I’m always asking myself, “Why can’t people just get along and live in peace with each other?”
It’s in those times that the following words sound sweet and precious.
“How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.” (Psalm 133:1-3 NIV)
Psalm 133 reminds us that “Unity” is amongst the brethren. “Unity” is being of the same mind, not just about coexisting peacefully. We are called to coexist peacefully in this world, but to be unified, and of one mind with one another, is really only something we can do with one another as believers.
Philippians 2:2, “Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.”
The Psalmist expresses the importance of us all dwelling together in unity, because when we do, Christ is glorified and others are able to see Him as He is. God gave us one Earth to Share. Brothers and sisters come together, celebrating differences, and living in unity.
Heavenly Father, there are so many things that can keep us divided. Keep us united and focused on your son. In Jesus’ name, Amen.