Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Psalm 133

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.

The last few weeks I’ve had to manage 2 work colleagues who could not get on, personalities clashed. It was difficult for those trying to find resolution, though no middle ground could be found.

In the midst of this situation I’ve been reading this psalm, a stark contrast. Unity is precious, my Bible version describes it as very good and pleasant, unlike the work dilemma. Unity is definitely to be sort, worked at and held onto. I love the imagery of oil & dew running, refreshing dryness and soaking, both pictures of life, healing, restoration, refreshing.

Father, as far as it depends on me, help me to always pursue unity not only with my brothers and sisters in Christ, but all people around me. Help me to be like dew and oil, life giving not soul destroying. Amen

Written by Suzie Hodgson

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