It is good and pleasant to dwell together in harmony. It may be significant that those three are among the 15 Songs … It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. ), Home | About Us | Resources | Sermons | Members | Contact Us Firstly, David affirms the beauty of unity. Perhaps the reason is that Aaron’s high priestly work was a unifying factor for the nation. Get updates from Jim Erwin delivered straight to your inbox. From the beginning, I realized I couldn’t do this on my own and needed help and have found two great writers to do so. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Suppose two families invited you to supper on the same night. The harmonious togetherness of Israel, not that of a single family, was the thought.3. 6 Roger Ellsworth, Opening up Psalms, Opening Up Commentary (Leominster: Day One Publications, 2006), 56. For us, the church is the place where even though we do not think alike we can love alike. The dissension becomes the focal point. great experiments when it comes to nationality is the American Experiment. The other was happy and loving, and mealtime there was a joy. 21815 ELKTON ROAD 10 Allen P. Ross, “Psalms,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, ed. Psalm 133:1 says that it is pleasant when brothers dwell in unity. The ‘Songs of Ascents’ are songs of those preparing to worship. The fragrance of both the dew and the oil smell wonderful. We acknowledge our differences by annotating our original heritages to our current nationality with terms like Irish American, Swedish American, Polish American, African American, or Hispanic American. Our real bond of union consists in the "flowing down", the "running down", or "descending" of the common blessing, which marks the steps in this Psalm of Degrees (Ps 133:2-3). Our mission is to get every believer in the Word every day. So, I want to thank you, the reader, for giving my fellow writers and me an opportunity to share God’s truth. Of David . “It is like the dew of Hermon falling on the mountains of Zion. The American Experiment is unique because of its intentionality to bring people from all walks of life, from every nation, under the banner of a single flag and to intentionally seek to bring across to these shores people from all kinds of other nations who would make up a union called the United States of America. This is one of the keys to unity. The Holy Spirit is powerful enough to help you. 4 Roger Ellsworth, Opening up Psalms, Opening Up Commentary (Leominster: Day One Publications, 2006), 55–56. It can be summarized briefly: it is good when God’s people get along! “It is like fine oil on the head, running down on the beard, running down Aaron’s beard onto his robes.” (Psalm 133:2, HCSB), [USE OLIVE OIL TO DEMONSTRATE THE SWEET SMELL], Secondly, David illustrates the beauty of unity by referring to the anointing of Aaron and the dew of Mount Hermon.4. To dwell below with saints we know, now that’s a different story.” David, the author of this psalm, understood this problem well because he had brought the 12 tribes of Israel together into community more than anyone had since Moses’ time. The last word cites the unity. God instructed Moses, for example, to appoint Aaron as High Priest, using oil. Which would you attend? But unity allows the church to focus on its high task and glorious privilege of preaching the gospel. You were sealed by Him for the day of redemption. In Paul’s letter to the Corinthians we see how they suffered from divisions in the church. Does someone here have a bitter, angry, critical spirit? Add your personal message or comments here. Which would you attend? Its moisture runs into steams and rivulets that flow into the Jordan River, which runs north to south through Israel, irrigating and giving life to all the land. Many things in life are good for us, like an hour of aerobic exercise a day or eating less fat, salt, and sugar, but not many of us would find those things pleasant. But the wise bridesmaids, those who are foolish in the eyes of the world, who were willing to trust God more than themselves, were foun […], View Taylor.Mertins’s profile on Facebook. J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck, vol. But unity allows the church to focus on its high task and glorious privilege of preaching the gospel.8, The dew moistens the earth and supplies it with sap and freshness. Also, send me the Evangelical Newsletter. Please also opt me in for Exclusive Offers from Patheos’s Partners. Scripture: Psalm 133:3. For there the Lord has appointed the blessing— life forevermore.” (Psalm 133:3, HCSB). But the odor of disunity will drive them away! is also like the dew of Hermon. I believe Jesus Christ is real enough to give you an overcoming attitude.