Sermon Recap | A Band of Natural Enemies

Psalm 133 is meant to “charm us into imitation” as it opens with the extraordinary effect of the God-given gift of unity. David’s use of the word ‘good’ to describe brotherly accord takes us back to the refrain used during the creation account in Genesis, and ‘pleasant’ is the felt effect of this unity in the souls of the Lord’s chosen people. C.J. used this psalm to remind us that the dwelling of the saints in earthly unity is “one of the few heavenly treasures we can enjoy east of Eden.” The source of this blessing does not come from laboring or deservedness, but instead descends from the throne of grace. On this New Member Sunday, we can find great joy in Christ’s work of causing natural enemies, his Church, to love one another for His sake.