DEVOTIONAL DAY NINETEEN

Bible Verse

Psalm 133: 1-3
How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony! For harmony is as precious as the anointing oil that was poured over Aaron’s head, that ran down his beard and onto the border of his robe. Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon that falls on the mountains of Zion. And there the Lord has pronounced his blessing, even life everlasting.

 

Key Principle

Where believers live in love and harmony, God gives restoration and blessing.

 

Reflection

We have all had times in our relationships when we have not been in harmony. From disagreements on minor issues to major fall-out over life decisions, lack of unity is uncomfortable. Discord between friends and family scrapes at our nerves, makes us feel as though everything is out of balance.

But when brothers and sisters — in families or in Christ — are living together in peace, it is refreshing. We are lifted up and encouraged by relationships that are in tune. This doesn’t mean we have to clones of each other. But if we live with good will and love toward one another, it is “wonderful and pleasant,” as David says in this psalm. He also reminds us that it is these kinds of relationships that God blesses. We are refreshed, renewed, and find eternal life by living in harmony with God and each other.

 

Application

Do you seek harmony in your relationships? Are you living with good will toward others — or do you tend to see the worst in people? Have you thought about how God desires to bless us through our relationships with others?

 

Prayer

Heavenly Father, You have created us to be in harmony with one another. Help me to do all I can to live in good will with my fellow believers. May we all be blessed by You as we live together in loving relationship. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Submitted by: Dianne Novak

 
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