Psalm 133 & 134: The Blessing
Verse of the Day: (134:1) Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD.
1. The Brethren (133:1)
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! (133:1)
King David of Israel, God chosen nation, knew what it was like to have unity in his family and kingdom, because he experienced chaos and conflicts as his family was divided, and his kingdom eventually broke apart. Indeed, let us as God’s family and church, unlike the worldly organisations and nations, be united in Him, because He is in and with us, in His perfect will, amid different preferences and personality. (Romans 12)
2. The Beard (133:2-3)
It is like the precious ointment upon the heads, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; (133:2)
During the Old Testament era, the beard of a man signified leadership, authority and dignity, and those who shaved them, like Ezra, the prophet and scribe, were either mourning for their loved ones, or for backslidden Israel. David described God’s goodness, pleasantness and blessings upon Israel, and the church today, who dwells, praises and worships God together in unity, love and truth, as the precious ointment flowing smoothly from the beard of Aaron, Israel’s high priest, down to his beard, and eventually to the skirts of his garments, and the refreshing dew of Hermon descending upon the mountains of Zion. Indeed, let us be united in Christ for His glory and praise. (Ezra 9)
3. The Blessing (134:1-3)
The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion. (134:3)
In the days of Israel during the Old Testament time, and even today, the church age during the New Testament period, all true believers of God shall worship and praise Him for who He is, the Creator of heaven and earth, the God of the holy city of Zion or Jerusalem in Israel, His chosen nation, as well as the God, the Head of the church, His body. Indeed, we are saved by God’s amazing grace to stand and serve Him, whether day or night, in health or in sickness, in life or even in death, and throughout all our lives for His praise and honour, as He bless and keep us now and forever. Indeed, in this life and life everlasting, God’s desire is for all of us to be united as one body in Him, worshipping and serving Him as He is our one and only Creator, Saviour and Lord. Let us therefore, as long as we live on this earth, be a blessing to all, including our enemies, and learn how to stand up for His holy Word, share His glorious Gospel, and serve His mighty name with all our hearts and souls, until the day He calls us to His pearly heaven. (Revelation 7)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to be a blessing to all even my enemies for Your praise.