Rev. Jim Price, pastor of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Wamego, KS joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study and pray Psalm 133 & 134.
The source of our unity is in God’s goodness. We are united as one by His love seen on the cross. Our striving for unity is like trying to catch the wind if His blessings do not come from above. His blessing of forgiveness, life, and salvation flow down upon us like oil on a newly ordained priest and the dew of a mountain onto a dry desert ground. This grace flows from the greater priest than Aaron who has made the final sacrifice. “Lord God, we bless You that You have brought us together as one in Christ. We behold Your mercy and ask that Your Holy Spirit would bring us together as one to love You and love others. United in Christ, Amen”
Thy Strong Word reveals the light of our salvation in Christ through study of God’s Word, breaking our darkness with His redeeming light. Each weekday, two pastors fix our eyes on Jesus by considering Holy Scripture, verse by verse, in order to be strengthened in the Word and be equipped to faithfully serve in our daily vocations.
Thy Strong Word is hosted by Rev. Brady Finnern, pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Sartell, MN, and graciously underwritten by the Lutheran Heritage Foundation.
Psalm 133 & 134
When Brothers Dwell in Unity
A Song of Ascents. Of David.
133 Behold, how good and pleasant it is
when brothers dwell in unity![a]
2 It is like the precious oil on the head,
running down on the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
running down on the collar of his robes!
3 It is like the dew of Hermon,
which falls on the mountains of Zion!
For there the Lord has commanded the blessing,
Come, Bless the Lord
A Song of Ascents.
134 Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord,
who stand by night in the house of the Lord!
2 Lift up your hands to the holy place
and bless the Lord!
3 May the Lord bless you from Zion,
he who made heaven and earth!
- Psalm 133:1 Or dwell together
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