Psalm 133: The Blessing of Unity
song of ascents. Of David.
Comments: In this fourteenth very short psalm of ascents,
the subject of unity is brought to the fore. The Temple is for
all of God's people and He looks for all His people to come as
one people with no divisions, and when that happens He will bestow
blessing on them.]
What a blessing when god's people live in harmony and unity
good and pleasant it is
when God's people live together in unity!
Even as Aaron's anointing oil created a fine, pleasing aroma,
so does unity
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.
Even as the mountain dew refreshed, so does unity and God adds
is as if the dew of Hermon
were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the Lord bestows his blessing,
even life for evermore.
Comments: The individual coming up to the Temple is
reminded they are part of the collective people of God, all to
share the same experience and their collective presence brings
a sense of beauty that refreshes the life of the people. The experience
of going up to the Temple, when blended with the experience of
unity of the pilgrims adds a precious dimension to it.]
to Psa 134