Psalms of Ascents_Psalm 133
Brian Sullivan   -  

Passage – Psalm 133

Sections, Scripture References, Quotes:

Psalm 133 – Unity: The People of God

“An enormous technology seems to have set itself the task of making it unnecessary for one human being ever to ask anything of another in the course of going about his daily business…we seek more and more privacy, and feel more and more alienated and lonely when we get it…Because we have cut off so much communication with each other, we keep bumping into each other, and thus a higher and higher percentage of our interpersonal contacts are abrasive.” Pursuit of Loneliness.

v/1 – The Pleasure of Unity: Together

Ephesians 4:1-3 – “I urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

v/2-3 – The Pictures of Unity: Oil | Dew

1 Peter 2:9 – But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession

What Christ has done is anoint us with his Spirit. We are set apart for service to one another. We mediate to one another the mysteries of God. WE represent to one another the address of God. We are priests who speak God’s word and share Christ’s sacrifice. – Eugene Peterson

Unity is like an abundance of water in an arid wilderness. It provides refreshment, spiritual strength, power, and health to the church. – Rhett Dodson

v/3 – The Outpouring of Unity: Descend, Descend, Descend

Biblical unity is “supernatural” – Psalm 133 shows that unity is a “down-running gift of God. His gentle and refreshing dew. And what is the explanation of all this glad richness? It is because they have come into a “place” (v/3 “for THERE”); a perpetuity (security – “forevermore”) and a certainty (it is commanded) of blessing; namely life. – Alec Moyter