2. Psalm 117, with two verses, is the only shorter psalm. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Psalm 133 Bible Commentary. Psalm 133 is a Song of Ascents–a song for going up to a high place. Psalm 133 I. Psalms 133:3.—J. The unity of the Gospel is primarily a unity of the Spirit, and it is to such unity as this that the text calls our attention. These “songs” were most likely sung by pilgrims as they made their way to Jerusalem to celebrate a number of annual religious festivals, including Passover, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Tabernacles. This psalm is all about the preciousness of family unity. Behold! xxii., p. 268. The excellency of brotherly love. This is one of those bursts of feeling the truth and beauty of which every human heart at once acknowledges. One literally “goes up” to Jerusalem. (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. (1) Might we not promote unity by an occasional interchange of friendly services? When we dwell together in true Christian unity, we are witnesses to the truth of Christ's mission. Psalm 133:3. "Behold, how good and joyful a thing it is: brethren, to dwell together in unity!". Its blessedness is exclaimed (verse 1), and explained (verses 2-3). Thus, as by the former similitude he illustrated the pleasantness, he here points out the profitableness of unity, the blessed fruit which it produces. Psalm 133:3. At three verses, this is one of the shortest psalms in the psalter. 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. 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. (2) We cannot expect each other to think lightly of our differences. A Song of Degrees of David. Cox, The Pilgrim Psalms, p. 286. These two things are always necessarily connected: the higher, the nearer; the more fellowship with God, the more communion with the children of God. No wonder that brethren dwell in unity when God dwells among them, and finds his rest in them. Psalm 133:1-3. (3) Above everything else, we should contribute towards Christian unity by recognising and keeping ever in view the true basis of unity. “The dew of Hermon”: Mt. Psalms 134:1.—J. II. Thus, as by the former similitude he illustrated the pleasantness, he here points out the profitableness of unity, the blessed fruit which it produces. Absalom killed Amnon because he had raped his sister (2 Samuel 13:28). xvii., p. 273, and Old Testament Outlines, p. 151. We cannot say too much, it were well if enough could be said, to persuade people to … We seem to hear the voice of an elder brother, whose heart cannot contain itself for thankfulness at the sight of. iv., p. 247. 1. Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient. Psalm 133:1-3 How to Live in Harmony. His brothers did not treat him kindly when he went to bring them food while they were at the battle front (1 Samuel 17:28). xvii., p. 273, and Old Testament Outlines, p. 151. 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. 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. It was a time of celebration of our unity as a nation. Like the precious ointment upon the head, that descendeth upon the beard, the beard of Aaron, which descendeth upon the skirt of his garments. I. Enduring Word Bible Commentary Psalm 133 Psalm 133 – The Blessed Unity of God’s People Of the fifteen psalms in the series, Psalm 133 is the last of the four … 1.  3. Psalms 134:2.—H. 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 is fourteenth of the fifteen “Songs of Ascents” in Book Five of the Psalter. Indeed, the words of the text, however applicable they may be to national and social concord, suggest to us at once the picture not of a nation or of a numerous society, but of a family. We prove the truth of Christianity. Psalm 133 is the 133rd psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! "Sermon Bible Commentary". Separation, isolation, discord, are unnatural and inhuman. I. 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.