Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing – life evermore (Psalm 133:1, 3).
Since the very first man and woman, there has been disunity. God created Adam and Eve as one, but through sin that unity became a game of accusation and blame. Disharmony has been the common song of mankind ever since with notes of rebellion, hatred, murder, violence and chords of corruption, conflict and chaos.
When King David wrote Psalm 133, he sang of unity being like the morning dew. Dew is the tiny droplets of water that form on cool surfaces at night from the water in the air. It brings life to dryness. It is fragile and can’t be forced without easily disturbed it. Dew falls from above; no one can cause it to form.
Mount Hermon rises in the north of Israel and Mount Zion stands 200 miles south. Both peaks experienced the same dew from heaven each day, bringing needed refreshing to otherwise dry and lifeless conditions.
Unity – whether in a nation, a family, a marriage, or a church – is an act of God. We can create a false appearance of unity through fear or force, but true unity of heart is an act of God. He brings it into our relationships. Our responsibility is to cherish it and strive to maintain it with humility, gentleness, patience and love (Ephesians 4:1-6, 13). And where He produces unity, there is life forevermore.