Read Psalm 133

Everyone has a bad day now and then. Even some weeks and months are better than others. But when you think of David, he started out with a great life that was on a soaring trajectory, but then it all came crashing down.  He eventually lost touch with his family, his wife, and his best friend.  However, he regrouped and found a following and fellowship that propelled him to the throne.       We don’t know for sure, but it at some point David wrote Psalm 133.  True fellowship with good friends is precious and satisfying like the plentiful overflow of the anointing oil running down from the head of the high priest during his anointing (the other priests were merely sprinkled, but the high priest was drenched). True fellowship is refreshing, like the mountain dew that feeds the springs, and in return supplies the rivers and lakes with water.

Have you ever experienced community like that?  Nonetheless, you need authentic community. You need relationships. You need to “live together in unity” with other members of the family of God.  Authentic community can carry you through the toughest of times. It can illuminate your darkness and lighten your burdens. It can deepen and transform you, and it can strengthen and sharpen you as iron sharpens iron. (See Proverbs 27:17.)

Wherever David was when he wrote Psalm 133, he had clearly learned the immeasurable value of unity in community. He had discovered the importance of being surrounded and supported by people who loved God, loved him, and loved each other.