How wonderful and pleasant it is
when brothers live together
For harmony is as precious as the
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 (highest mt. in Israel)
that falls on the mountains of Zion.
For there the LORD has pronounced
even life everlasting.
Amen and Hallelujah! Greetings sweet DIVAs! This is the 14th of the 15 Psalms of Ascent. Have you had a chance to at least read each one over 15 times? You can do it! The pleasantness of harmony. Are you interested in striving for unanimity? Let’s take a look at some of the verses in this Psalm.
How wonderful and pleasant – the word pleasant here means lovely, charming, and attractive; that which fills the mind with delight. It is spoken of one beloved (SS 7:6), of a place (Gen. 49:15), of words (Proverbs 15:26), or of beauty and glory, as of Yahweh (Psalm 27:4). It can describe the joy we derive from a picture, from a landscape, from sweet sounds and gentle voices, or from love.
Who is your brother/sister? The word brother here means someone with whom you are in relationship. This can be someone with whom you share the same parents, a relative, a reciprocal relationship, or someone of the same resemblance. Do you think of ‘growing more like Christ’ (Eph. 4:15) when you read ‘someone of the same resemblance’? Or even Genesis 1:26-27?
Brethren (brothers) living together in harmony. The beauty of the unity of the brethren when assembled!! How powerful it is to have the brethren, all of one accord, coming together to worship God! (Romans 15:5-6) To leave life’s troubles at the door and gather together under the wing (shelter) of the Almighty. How beautiful and lovely is the unity and harmony! We are redeemed by the same Savior, we serve the same Master, we cherish the same hope, we are subject to the same trials, temptations and sorrows. We sojourn together under the sun. Brethren looking with the eyes we have to the Author and Perfecter of our faith. Love so amazing.
Have you experienced the fragrance of the anointing oil lately? The luxury of delighting in the refreshing? The holy anointing oil for the high priest was olive oil mixed with four of the best spices (Ex 30:23, 25, 30). As priest, Aaron was to have anointing oil poured over his head. (Ex 29:7) The anointing oil was holy and was to be used exclusively for the priests (Ex 30:32-33). On this side of the cross, we are the priests of God (1Peter 2:5, 9). The rich mixture typifies the abundance of the Spirit’s graces. The oil represents the Holy Spirit (1 Samuel 16:13, James 5:13-15, Matthew 25:1-10) and the Holy Spirit comes to represents Jesus (John 14:26).
There are other applicable verses you can find in the Holy scriptures. See for yourself and share what you find! To be in harmony (with one accord) with sisters- how precious for the LORD has pronounced a blessing, even life everlasting!
In His grace,