“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity” (133:1).
How simple that is! Sometimes we get caught up in all the complexities of our lives and make things more complicated and tangled up than they need to be. I keep coming back to this passage for a number of reasons. For one, it reminds me of another basic Biblical admonition, “love one another.” Simple, right? No ambiguity. “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” Yes, it is pleasant! There has been strife and war in the world since before the Bible was written down. People very likely read this passage and nod their heads in agreement: “yup, it sure would be nice to have that unity I read about in the Bible.” And then they go right back to strife, war, and tumult among nations. Peace is better. Unity is better. Love is better. Let’s keep it simple: love one another, and live in unity. How good and pleasant that is!
Lord, hear our prayers and bring peace to all nations. Amen.