1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! 2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. 3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
I do not like altercations with people. Just this week I had a misunderstanding with someone and it plagued me. It robbed me of peace and of my sleep. So when I read this passage today I shouted Amen! It is so true!
Unity between the brothers and sisters in Christ is a good and wonderful thing. This scripture describes unity poetically as a huge blessing! It is like oil dripping down, from the beard onto the clothing of Aaron, the high priest of Israel. There is an abundance of anointing or blessing oil, which is precious and expensive. We are also told that it is as the dew covering Mount Hermon and Mount Zion. That’s a lot of dew! And the dew is falling on Israel’s holy mountains. In both these similes there is a vast amount and they are connect with blessed and a holy person/places. To be living in unity and harmony with our brothers and sisters is a vast blessing!
So let’s work for it! Let’s be intentional about it. We need to pray for one another, thank God for one another, encourage one another, and care for one another.
Jesus forgive me for when I have neglected unity. Thank you for my brothers and sisters in the church. Thank you that you created us for community. Truly being unified with each other is a precious and blessed thing. Help me to devote myself to pray for others, to encourage and lift one another up. And by your Spirit’s power may I live a life that overflows with kindness towards others.
Written by Zoe Stewart