Meditations in the Psalms
Unity is so needed among believers today. The blessing of the Lord is connected to its importance. Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:3 that we ought to strive to keep the “unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” The devil and his demons cause disunity and strife (James 3:13-18), rather than the fruit of wisdom and peace. The reference in this psalm to “the mountains of Zion” reminds us of the lack of unity concerning the city of Jerusalem. Thank the Lord for the day when the Prince of peace shall return and bring real peace to this troubled world.
- The pleasantness of unity – verse 1
- The preciousness of unity – verse 2
- The picture of unity – verse 3a
- The promise of unity – verse 3b
I Corinthians discusses the problem of disunity in the first four chapters, and it obviously was not being practiced in that church. They divided over differences in personality and preaching styles of various church leaders, and had ignored the place of the Holy Spirit in bringing unity to God’s people. Always do your best to bring unity among believers!
Verse for Meditation
Verse 1 – “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”
“Lord, help me to be an instrument for unity among believers, rather than disagreement and disunity.”