Thursday, April 22, 2010
Thoughts on Unity - Psalm 133
Psalm 133:1-3, "Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore."
This unity in Psalm 133 has been given to us through the Holy Spirit. In the New Testament, Paul explains in Colossians 1:27 that "Christ in you, the hope of glory" resides in the believer and brings everyone together (Jew and Gentile). It is the indwelling Spirit of Christ that unites all believers together in a not of this world fellowship. It opens the eyes of all believer that they all have something in common. Through this continuity, spiritual growth occurs. Proverbs 27:17 tells us "iron sharpens iron" just as a friends encourages ands strengthens one another. May we grow when we fellowship with one another in the faith!