As we read and study the text of Psalm 133, we are faced with the important subject of unity within the Church of Jesus Christ.
The unit starts vertically and then horizontally. Jesus prayer is that we are in the Father and in Him, first. The term "being in him" or "in Christ" is used 150 times in the New Testament.
We have a security that is not dependent on success. To be sure is to be in Christ. Fear is eliminated and competition is ruled out. It is a wonderful place to stay!
The result and the reward is the blessing that flows from unity.
Tomorrow's freshness comes as the sun drops and the Holy Spirit oil. It is like calming ointment on pain. It is God's image of healing and wholeness, and our world really needs peace and healing and wholeness in these present times, and that is true no matter where you look. The division and the fighting and the flowing flow all from the consequences of our sinful nature, and it is a truth that is threatened today, but it happens to be reality!
It will point again and again when God leads us to the place where we depend on God's supernatural presence and power.
Nowhere is this more true than the unity of the Church.
We cannot organize it or promote it. We can't even ask it.
Think of the Carpenter Tools & # 39; imaginary conference. Brother Hammer presided. Several suggested that he leave because he was too loud.
"If I have to go, the brother's screw must also go. You have to turn him over and over again to make him do something."
"If you want, I should go, but Brother Plane must also leave. All his work is on the surface. He is so shallow. He has no depth."
"Okay then, but I suggest the brother rule also pulls back. He always measures people as if he were the only one right."
"I come then, but you have to handle Brother Sandpaper because he always rubs people in the wrong way, and he's so rough."
At that moment the carpenter went and started his day's work. He put on his apron, went to his bench and during the day, the hammer, screw, planet, ruler, sandpaper and all other tools were used.
We cannot organize it or promote it. We can't even ask it. But as a leader, we must do everything we can to encourage it. There are lessons here for everyone in any leadership, whether it be in the Church of Jesus Christ or in the commercial world. Wherever we work and serve, we can learn important lessons and give positive leadership when setting an appropriate example.
Like grace and grace and love and forgiveness, only God can give it.