In This Series
- When I Am Afraid (Psalm 56)
- When I'm Not in Control (Psalm 62)
- When I'm Alone in Darkness (Psalm 88)
- When I Am Forsaken (Psalm 22)
- When I Worship (Psalm 118)
- When I Follow (Psalm 23)
- When I'm Under Your Wing (Psalm 91)
- Beginning the Ascent (Psalm 120)
- Where Will My Help Come From (Psalm 121)
- Peace for Jerusalem (Psalm 122)
- Freedom and Mercy (Psalm 123)
- God is For Us (Psalm 124)
- Doing Good (Psalm 125)
- Joy and Perspective (Psalm 126)
- Unless the Lord Builds the House (Psalm 127)
- Those Who Fear the Lord (Psalm 128)
- Suffering and Righteousness (Psalm 129)
- Occupied With Things Too Great For Me (Psalm 131)
- Obedience and Memory (Psalm 132)
- Learning to Receive (Psalm 133)
Sunday, August 02, 2020
Learning to Receive (Psalm 133)
As we near the end of our psalms of ascent, the pilgrim’s attention is turned to the community ahead—a nation worshiping together in Israel.
But it can all seem like our accomplishment: our journey, our success, our worship. Psalm 133 teaches us that community is never an achievement. Psalm 133 teaches us how to receive it.
Questions for Reflection
- Why is it hard for us to dwell together in unity?
- How can we think of unity as our own achievement?
- How does Psalm 133 teach us to receive it?
- How is this received unity a greater gift?