Sunday, 30 August 2015

Pondering the Psalms - Psalm 133

Each Sunday I choose a Psalm and write down some brief thoughts on it.




Today I'm looking at Psalm 133


This is quite a short Psalm but very important to take note of God's command here.



This Psalm falls into three parts:

V. 1
This immediately demands our attention with the word "Behold"

V. 2
First picture to give a description of us dwelling together in unity.

V. 3
Second picture to give a description of us dwelling together in unity.





Behold how good and pleasant it is when people dwell together in unity.
Here is the statement that his short Psalm is all about.
The adjectives "good" and "pleasant" are used here to focus us in with easy, clear understanding and no-one could possible say they would not be happy in a good and pleasant situation.


First Description.
Another adjective "precious" is used here to describe the oil on Aaron which signifies an anointing.
So the dwelling together in unity will be anointed.


Second Description.
This illustration of the dew on the mountains reminds us that the blessing will be a daily miracle just as God provides the land with dew daily.



Life can be good and pleasant.


It is important to remember that 
none of this 
can be taken for granted.


We need to be dwelling in unity
and that takes a conscious effort because the devil will just love to throw in those small but annoying hurts to dissolve the unity of the believers. 




8 comments:

  1. Psalm 133.1 when will the church "get that?" ;)

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  2. 'Dwelling in unity' is easy for my household (most of the time), but sometimes harder with the larger community (I work at a boarding school and all of the faculty and staff live on campus). Thank you for the reminder that I need to dwell in unity at work as well as home!

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  3. Such a powerful psalm! Great post diving into it!

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  4. Beautiful Psalm! You are right, it takes a conscious effort to dwell in unity, the devil is so good at distractions. Praising God for His word, commands, and His reminders. He never leaves us wondering! Visiting from Thankful Thursday Linkup.

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  5. We need to be dwelling in unity and that takes a conscious effort because the devil will just love to throw in those small but annoying hurts to dissolve the unity of the believers. Oh my goodness, that is so true! Thank you for this reminder and for linking with Thankful Thursdays

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  6. Sandra, What a wonderful idea to "Ponder the Psalms" on Sundays. What a blessed way to spend time on the Lord's Day.

    Thank you for sharing your insights with us. :-)

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  7. As a leader of a women's ministry of about 150 women, unity is vital! I feel like so many people believe that because we are different or cling to slightly different doctrine that we can't be unified. But that is false! If we believe in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit-- we are One in Christ. Thanks, Sandra (as usual!)

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