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Psalm 133

The Excellency of Brotherly Unity

A Song of Ascents, of David
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  1. <LI>
  2. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is

    For brothers to dwell together in unity!</LI>
  3. It is like the precious oil upon the head,

    Coming down upon the beard,

    Even Aaron's beard,

    Coming down upon the edge of his robes.</LI>
  4. It is like the dew of Hermon

    Coming down upon the mountains of Zion;

    For there the LORD commanded the blessing--life forever.</LI>
</LIST>We've arrived at the gate. This part of our journey is accomplished in safety and great spiritual prosperity as we've rehearsed our history of our people as we walked between our village and Jerusalem. After the days appointed for the Feast of the Lord, we'll walk back again and we'll share the stories of the marvels we've seen here. As we enter the city, we'll go our separate ways to the homes of relatives where we'll spend our nights during our stay. The time together has been sweet indeed, totally without strife or argument. There have been no conversations about the village politics or people who refused to make the pilgrimage or gossip. Everything spoken was excitement and expectation about what would happen at the Feast.

We can sense the strength of the Presence, as we draw near to Jerusalem. It is thick, like the very best olive oil that's reserved for the finest homes. If is like the horn of oil that Moses poured over Aaron's head. It is like the horn of oil that Samuel poured over the head of Jesse's youngest son. It flowed down over the head, the beard, onto the clothes and all the way to the edge of their garments. Just as Aaron and David were soaked in that oil, so here is the Presence as we approach. We know that it flows onto and down from His mountain, from where the blessing of eternal life comes. Let it mark and permeate our lives, head to hem.