Dwell Together In Unity

Psalm 133  “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!  It is like the precious oil upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard:  that went down upon the edge of his robe; It is like the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.”

     For years our family attended a family reunion, to gather together with a family that has met once a year for over 70 year.  These Bible verses always reminded me of this event.  These “brethren”—-these mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles, sisters and brothers, and cousins of all ages, meet in unity to hug, laugh, cry and fellowship, because everyone is related by blood, by adoption or by marriage.  Yes, it is “good” and it is “pleasant” to see each other, to see each other’s children and grandchildren and in some cases great-grandchildren.  God’s Word gives us two descriptive examples to compare this unity to.
     The first one is like the “precious oil” as it is poured on the top of the head and runs down the whole length of the body, even to our feet.  When family comes to together and shares their heritage, it becomes a rich blessing that covers us.  Family provides ties to the past, encouragement for the present, and examples for the future.
     The second comparison of unity is: It is like the dew on top of a mountain that flows down and provides a refreshing blessing.  When we meet in love and talk about Jesus Christ with those that know Him, or share Christ’s love with those that don’t; when we talk about loved ones who have gone on; when we talk about sweet memories of the past, it is a refreshing blessing.
       I have compared these Scripture verses to “kinfolk,” but just as importantly, these verses can also be true of our “spiritual family,” our brothers and sisters in Christ, our church family.  When we serve the Lord in a local church, these people become our family.  We share joys and sorrows, we pray together, and we study God’s Word and fellowship together.  All of these provide that same “precious oil” and “refreshing dew” of unity in the Lord Jesus Christ.  “How good and how pleasant it is.”
Theme: The Better Way: Unity is Good:  Unity in the Lord Jesus Christ is Better
See also: Forgiveness

About Gail Slawson

I am a 74 year old wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. After 54 years of marriage, my husband and I have been richly blessed with 4 wonderful children and their wonderful mates and 19 precious grandchildren, five of whom are already with the Lord and 5 great-grandchildren. My husband and I are busy retirees and reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where we serve the Lord Jesus Christ through Bible Studies, as mentors in our church and telling others about Him "as we go." Mark 16:15
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