Psalm 133:1, “ Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”
This verse is a great reminder to us as Christians that we ought to be unified. Unity means, “The state of being united or joined as a whole.“. I am a big sports fan, and I believe a sports analogy can help draw out the meaning of this verse.
If you look at teams that are successful in sports, you will see teams who are unified. You won’t find a group of players who are only playing for what they can get out of it for themselves. You will find a group of players who all do their role to the best of their ability to accomplish a common goal—to win. Sometimes, there are more talented teams, but the drama and lack of unity hinder the team’s potential and production.
In the Christian life, we ought to be unified with other Christians as we strive toward a common goal—to see people saved. Like in sports, drama and lack of unity can hinder us in reaching our goal. That is why we must dwell in unity. We may not necessarily “like” everyone that we serve alongside. That is why Romans 12:18 says, “ If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.” That being said, we ought to be able to lay our differences aside as we work toward a common goal.
How are we today at dwelling in unity? Are we doing our part in striving for the goal or are we creating hinderances in the work of God? Let us strive to be an asset for the cause of Christ instead of a liability. Let us focus on dwelling together in unity, for God’s Word says that dwelling in unity is good and pleasant.