When we dwell together in true Christian unity, we are witnesses to the truth of Christ's mission. White, Contemporary Pulpit, vol. Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible PSALM 133 THE EXCELLENCY OF BROTHERLY UNITY This is the fourteenth of the so-called Pilgrim Songs, or Songs of Ascents. Thus, as by the former similitude he illustrated the pleasantness, he here points out the profitableness of unity, the blessed fruit which it produces. xvii., p. 273, and Old Testament Outlines, p. 151. II. peaceful family union. Pulsford, Ibid., vol. Bibliography InformationNicoll, William R. "Commentary on Psalms 133:4". Like the precious ointment upon the head, that descendeth upon the beard, the beard of Aaron, which descendeth upon the skirt of his garments. Psalm 133 I. Consider the unity that is within our reach without any compromise of principle. xxii., p. 268. As the dew of Hermon — It is no less grateful than the dew is which falls upon that great and goodly hill of Hermon, thereby both refreshing and rendering it fruitful. These two things are always necessarily connected: the higher, the nearer; the more fellowship with God, the more communion with the children of God. Psalm 133:1-3 How to Live in Harmony. It was a time of celebration of our unity as a nation. Pulsford, Ibid., vol. But his greatest heartache must have been the toxic relationships among his sons. It is the unction of the Holy Spirit, which, resting first upon the great Head of the Church, descends even to the very skirts of His garments, makes all one by sanctifying all. I. If we wish to appreciate as it deserves this rich gift of God, it is clear that we must look at it in family life. (1) Might we not promote unity by an occasional interchange of friendly services? In three short verses, the … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 133" (2) We may do much towards the furtherance of Christian unity by endeavouring to educate ourselves to a dispassionate estimate of the points in which we differ, and by assigning their proportionate value to those points in which we agree. xvii., p. 273, and Old Testament Outlines, p. 151. Psalms 134:1.—J. We prove that our beloved Lord and Master is still conquering the world. “The dew of Hermon”: Mt. One literally “goes up” to Jerusalem. Bible > Bible Commentary; Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) Psalm; Psalm 133; Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) << Psalm 132 | Psalm 133 | Psalm 134 >> (Read all of Psalm 133) Complete Concise Chapter Contents. References: Psalms 133:1.—Clergyman's Magazine, vol. Psalms 133:3.—J. We seem to hear the voice of an elder brother, whose heart cannot contain itself for thankfulness at the sight of. The more we know in our own personal experience of that Divine unction, the more shall we be united to each other; and the higher we rise in fellowship with our Head, the more close and real will be the bond of brotherhood. Its blessedness is exclaimed (verse 1), and explained (verses 2-3). 133:0 This is Psalm 133 (Vul 132) in the whole book, the 33 nd in the third part, the 14 th of the Gradual Psalms, the 4 th of those the concern keeping people good. Psalm 133:1-3. This is one of those bursts of feeling the truth and beauty of which every human heart at once acknowledges. Chapter 133. As the dew of Hermon — It is no less grateful than the dew is which falls upon that great and goodly hill of Hermon, thereby both refreshing and rendering it fruitful. "Sermon Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/sbc/psalms-133.html. Behold! 1. The previous Psalm, which sings o f the covenant, had also reveal ed the centre of Israel's unity in the Lord's anointed and the promises made to him. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Psalms 133:3.—J. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Something has stirred his spirit to detect the greatness of that blessing which has perhaps been interrupted or too long unconsciously enjoyed. No wonder that brethren dwell in unity when God dwells among them, and finds his rest in them. iv., p. 247. The city crowns the hill and its Temple stood on a “mount.” Thus, as by the former similitude he illustrated the pleasantness, he here points out the profitableness of unity, the blessed fruit which it produces. 2. 1. All unity is a delusion unless it is in some sense a representation, however feeble, of the unity which binds Christ to His Father, and Christ's followers to Himself, that blessed unity for which He prayed on the eve of His agony. Psalm 133:3. Bible > Bible Commentary; Charles H. Spurgeon’s Treasury of David; Psalm; Psalm 133; Charles H. Spurgeon’s Treasury of David << Psalm 132 | Psalm 133 | Psalm 134 >> (Read all of Psalm 133) Exposition - Explanatory Notes and Quaint Sayings Hints to the Village Preacher TITLE. We prove the truth of Christianity. B. Cox, The Pilgrim Psalms, p. 286. This psalm is a brief encomium on unity and brotherly love, which, if we did not see the miseries of discord among men, we should think needless; but we cannot say too much, it were well if we could say enough, to persuade people to live together in peace. This psalm is all about the preciousness of family unity. (1) It is absurd and even wrong to suppose that each particular denomination should surrender its prominent witness to the specific truth for the sake of which we may almost say it exists, or in any way diminish the strength and emphasis of its testimony.