May 1, Psalm 133

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Psalm 133

Living in Harmony

A song of ascents. Of David.

How delightfully good
when brothers live together in harmony!
It is like fine oil on the head,
running down on the beard,
running down Aaron’s beard
onto his robes.
It is like the dew of Hermon[a]
falling on the mountains of Zion.
For there the Lord has appointed the blessing—
life forevermore.

Today’s reading is short but powerful. Ps 133 is a psalm of unity and reminds us how pleasant it is when brothers in Christ are united in a Godly cause. Our desire today is that we, as God’s people, would experience unity of His causes and that the favor of God go with us in all that we do. Psalm 133 reads in the context of Koinonia [koinəˈnēə], and it is a Greek derived word often translated as “fellowship”, “sharing”, “participation”, and “contribution”. Ask yourself this morning: “What events of my life have been the most satisfying?” The Christian answer should be generously serving others under the Lordship of Christ. Serving one another is how we have been created to feel best about ourselves. Such emphasis on unity that Ps 133 ends with a blessing and promise from God: Life forevermore!

There will always be questions to our decision making but know that God’s eye is upon those that seek Him and He is able to work out even those decisions that have gone wrong. God helps and desires faithful servants who are united for His causes more than servants who get it all right doing their own will.

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