How fitting to read as we ended yesterday with the Israelites coming together to celebrate David as King of Israel. The tribes were united for a brief time. David gives two examples to try to imagine how God must feel when His people are actually united as one body.
The oil running down the head of the High Priest. The priest was the connection between God and his people. God flowing down onto us directly.
Unity brings life that can thrive. The dew that flowed down from Mt. Hermon. God is represented in this Majestic Mountain, standing at almost 10,000 feet for everyone to see. The Rock that brings life. Mt. Hermon was the water source that fed into all the seas in the Promise land. Mt. Hermon was the life of Jerusalem.
The downward flow of the oil and the dew represents the downward flow if God’s blessings on his people when we are united.
Imagine if we as a church were united??
A song of ascents. Of David.
How good and pleasant it is
when God’s people live together in unity!
It is like precious oil poured on the head,
running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard,
down on the collar of his robe.
It is as if the dew of Hermon
were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the Lord bestows his blessing,
even life forevermore.