UNITY: Psalm 133

Air Date: 2/14/18

Psalm 133 (NKJV)

1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brethren to dwell together in unity!

It is like the precious oil upon the head,
Running down on the beard,
The beard of Aaron,
Running down on the edge of his garments.

It is like the dew of Hermon,
Descending upon the mountains of Zion;
For there the Lord commanded the blessing—
Life forevermore.

Teaching Points:

  • GOOD AND PLEASANT (v. 1a) – Unity brings goodness to all who experience it.
  • DWELL TOGETHER (v.1b) – Not just co-exist…dwell together
  • OIL (v.2a) – a sign of God’s anointing; unity comes by the Spirit and carries a special anointing to impact others
  • COMING DOWN…ROBES (v.2b) – When the high priest was anointed, the oil ran down his beard to the front of his body and over his collar.  This suggests that the oil “bathed” the twelve precious stones that he wore on the breastplate over his heart, and this “bathing” is a picture of spiritual unity (Wiersbe, OT Commentary, p. 1034)
  • DEW (v. 3a) – unity is refreshing; In Scripture, dew symbolizes the life-giving Word of God (Deut. 32:2), the blessing of God that brings fruitfulness (Gen. 27:28, 39; Deut. 33:13, 28), and God’s special refreshing on His people (Hos. 14:5; Zech. 8:12), (Wiersbe, OT Commentary, p. 1034)
  • BLESSING (v. 3b) – The Lord’s blessing is commanded where there is unity among His people.