Psalm 133:1 - The Blessings of Unity.

Psalm 133:1 (NKJV) Behold, how good and how 
pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in 

Psalm 133:1 (CWR) How good and pleasant it 
is for Gods people to live together in 


It is the will of God that union and 
brotherly love should exist among His people... While 
we are not to sacrifice one principle of truth, 
it should be our constant aim to reach this 
state of unity. This is the evidence of our 
discipleship. Said Jesus, "By this shall all men know that 
ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to 
another." John 13:35. {PP 520}   


   My husband, Scott, and I do things 
differently. I'm a morning person. He's a night owl. I 
like my coffee with a little milk and no sugar. 
His looks like melted ice cream in a coffee cup. 
I'm a 
pickup-everything-in-the-house-straighten-every-room type of cleaner. He is a 
deep-clean-like-your-life-depends-on-it guy. I come at life's problems from an 
emotional viewpoint. Scott is a problem-solver. I feel 
like I'm missing out on life when I take a nap. 
He loves naps with a passion. 
   After almost twenty-five years of being 
married, we know we need to work hard to understand 
each other for the sake of our relationship. 
Early on, we argued about our differences, which 
only pulled us apart. 
   When Jesus created the world, and us, He 
gave each of us our own desires, needs, gifts, 
and strengths. Even with the differences He 
bestowed on us, by His grace, He calls each of us to 
live a life of unity. The kind of unity Jesus 
modeled. Jesus came to earth to live with people who 
were completely at odds with Him, yet He 
graciously gave His life, even for His enemies, carving 
out hope and healing for those who follow Him. 
   Scott and I still do and see things 
differently, but we agree on the important things. We put 
aside petty differences and work together for the 
sake of our marriage and for the glory of Jesus. 
Susanna Foth Aughtmon 
   Faith Step: Is there someone in your life 
who does things differently? Ask Jesus to show 
you how to appreciate his or her unique 
strengths for the sake of your relationship as you 
strive to live in unity together. [Mornings With 
Jesus 2023 Devotional by Guideposts and 


Living in unity does not mean that we will 
agree on everything; there will be many opinions 
just as there are many notes in a musical chord. 
But we must agree on our purpose in life--to 
work together for God. Our outward expression of 
unity will reflect our inward unity of purpose. 
[Life Application SB] 


Psalm 133:1 - The Blessings of Unity.