Aug 30, 2019

Thoughts on Psalm 133

Some of our fondest memories of road trips involve snacking, stops at roadside attractions, bathroom breaks, and for many, singing. We sing as we travel (no talent required) because it helps us to pass the time and it helps us to bond. Spouses and siblings also find it harder to bicker when there is a melody to be proclaimed. Simply put, singing brings us together. It seems Israel understood this and so the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120–134, aka Pilgrim Psalms) provided a means to pass the time and bond as they traveled up to Jerusalem to worship. So, it seems quite apropos that one of these Psalms of Ascents, Psalm 133, pictures the blessedness of unity in family and faith. The family that walks together worships together and vice versa.

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