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Brotherly Unity

By Larry R. Lasiter

© 2010

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity! 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. It is like the dew of Hermon coming down upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing - life forever." Psalm 133

Where there is unity there is peace. Unity and the peace it bears is precious indeed.

 Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit David likens brotherly unity to the precious anointing oil which was poured upon the High Priest. The composition of this blessed oil may be seen in Exodus 30:23; sweet cinnamon, sweet calamus, cassia lignea and olive oil. The fragrance is very agreeable to the senses and in our text is a metaphor to point out the exquisite excellence of brotherly love. Jesus said, -"By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." (Jo.13)

This unity is like the dew of Hermon which comes down upon the mountains of Zion. This was an especially rich dew which covered the tents even in dry weather as if it had rained all night. For there, that is, where the unity is, God commanded a blessing of life forevermore.

We often stress the need of reconciliation between man and God, but reconciliation between man and man is extremely important as well. In fact, it is a necessity for salvation. Jesus said that if we will not forgive those who have sinned against us we cannot be forgiven of our sins.

"The one who says he is in the Light and yet hates his brother is in the darkness until now. The one who loves his brother abides in the Light and there is no cause for stumbling in him. But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness and does not know where he is going because darkness has blinded his eyes. I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for His name’s sake." (1 Jo.2)

"If someone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen." (1 Jo.4)


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