Sermon: Dwelling in Unity (Psalm 133)
Life in the body of Christ is hard. When David writes, “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity” (Ps. 133:1), we shouldn’t imagine that he had a utopian, idyllic, naive understanding of life. He knew all too well how difficult it is for God’s people to live in close proximity with one another—sometimes as a victim of the sin of other people, and sometimes as the perpetrator.
Yet nevertheless, David insists that God’s people strive to move through and beyond our conflict to arrive at that good and pleasant unity that we read about in Psalm 133.
So, what kind of life in the body is David really imagining? Why is that vision for living life in community so appealing and important? In other words, is it really worth it? And finally, how do we actually get there?
As we study God’s word together from Psalm 133, may God bless us as we approach him as his people to seek the blessing that he offers us as his people: life forevermore together in Jesus Christ.