The Blessings of Harmony

See how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters live together in harmony!

It is like fine, scented oil on the head, running down the beard—down Aaron’s beard— running over the collar of his robes.

It is like dew on ⌊Mount⌋ Hermon, dew which comes down on Zion’s mountains.

That is where the Lord promised the blessing of eternal life. [vss 1-3]

A song by David for going up to worship. (Psalms 133:1-3 GW)

Praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord,

all who stand in the house of the Lord night after night.

Lift your hands toward the holy place, and praise the Lord.

May the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth, bless you from Zion. [vss 1-3]

A song by David for going up to worship. (Psalms 134:1-3 GW)


As a worship leader and musician, I know the difference between harmony and disharmony. When someone sings off key and when instruments are not in tune with each other, I notice and cringe.

Try as I may, it's hard for me to ignore disharmony. It distracts me and makes it hard for me to concentrate and focus on worshipping the Lord.

But when instruments and voices blend together in a harmonious way, the music carries me along in an uplifting flow of worship.

Harmony in relationships is like a harmonious, free-flowing time of worship. It's good and pleasant for everyone. Two pictures are given in Psalm 133 to illustrate this relational harmony.

When Moses anointed his brother Aaron as the first High Priest of Israel, he did so with pure, scented olive oil. He poured it on to the top of Aaron's head and the oil dripped down onto his beard and robe.

This anointing with oil represented God's Spirit poured out onto Aaron, signifying God's blessing and presence upon Aaron as a High Priest.

King David called Jerusalem the City of Zion—the dwelling place of God. The Temple located in Jerusalem was where God told Israel He would make His presence known.

Dew on Mount Hermon, the highest peak of Israel, also represented a sense of God's presence and blessing. So, David linked the dew melting and flowing down towards Jerusalem as a picture of God's blessing coming down on His people.

Focusing on the Lord as our common point of worship helps us take our eyes off our selves and each other. This brings a sense of the Lord's presence in our midst making our fellowship good and pleasant.

How have you experienced the goodness and pleasantness of worship and fellowship?

See how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters live together in harmony!

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