April 22, 2021 – Psalms 132-136
The entire 133rd Psalm: “A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the LORD has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.”
Isn’t it great when folks just get along! But, of course, David is talking about much more than merely a superficial “getting along.” These are those who are one under the Lord. These are those who are one in Christ and in the gospel. Do you remember Jesus’ prayer? “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me” (John 17:20,21). There is much turmoil among people and groups in our nation, these days. Many are looking for answers that will bring people together. At the end of the day (as we like to say), though, the one thing that will truly bring people together is the gospel.
A. W. Tozer quoted the English poet, John Brighton, who caught a glimpse of a coming day of fellowship among the people of God. Brighton wrote, “In one eternal bond of love, One fellowship of mind, The saints below and saints above Their bliss and glory find.” How sweet is that bond, now, and how we look forward to the day when our fellowship with one another and with Christ will be perfected!