As we awake on the morning of May 1st, our Bible reading to start the day is a “Good and Pleasant” passage. We are reading Psalm 133. In the midst of reading several chapters a day, I decided we needed a nice little break. Today, we read one Psalm. And, it is one of the shortest Psalms at that. Even so, this short little Psalm packs a punch (in a good way). It talks about unity amongst God’s family. Now, that is “Good and Pleasant”.
1 Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!
2 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!
3 It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the LORD has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.
When one lives in the desert, the dry climate can get to you. Your hands crack. Your lips crack. You long for water and anything else which can help your drying skin. I know. I use to live in a desert. Our world is like a desert, especially when it comes to people showing love. People fight over everything, even things which shouldn’t matter. This world is a dry place.
Oil, in the Bible, represents the Holy Spirit. When mentioned in the Bible, it is often talking about olive oil. This oil is considered one of the most refreshing things a person could have. In the world today, one of the most refreshing things we could have is love. Love and the Holy Spirit come together. When we live in unity with the family of God, our lives are refreshed. We can also be refreshing to others. Let the precious oil of God’s love flow throughout the Body of Christ. Thank God for the unity we are experiencing at this time!
In Jesus’ care,
Pastor Jerry Jeter