Dwell Together in Unity

Ben —  October 17, 2016 — Leave a comment

The enemy wants to divide people in any way, whether that is based on race, age, status or culture because wherever you see unity you tend to see progress. God is a unifier! Psalm 133 describes a blessing (God’s touch of opportunity, increase and provision in our lives) that we are promised when we are unified together with others. Being “together” means much more than being physically present, but means upholding a certain spirit and culture of protected values.

Psalm 133 “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.”

There are two images presented in this scripture – the oil and the dew. The oil represents a spiritual blessing in your gifts and ministry. In the Old Testament when people were set apart by God, they were anointed with oil by a priest. The dew represents a natural blessing in all areas of your life such as your health, relationships and finances. The amazing thing about dew is that it can still fall, even when there has been no rain, so you can expect God’s blessing in spite of your current circumstances.

But what does it really mean to build unity? Unity is more than just not fighting with others. To be unified in Jesus takes intentionality, it’s no accident. Jesus is what brings us together, and He is bigger than any of our differences.