In this lab, John Piper reminds us that unity among believers is not just a good thing among other things, but that it is a God-given and sacred gift to his people.
Some questions to ask as you read and study Psalm 133:2:
- Do you dwell in great unity with those in your local church? If not, why not?
- The psalmist tells us that brothers dwelling in unity is like precious oil on the head, running down the beard, and onto the collar of his robes (Psalm 133:2). What is this saying about fellowship? See Exodus 30:23–32 for context.
- How can you take one step towards deeper unity this week? Consider inviting a family over for dinner from the church, reconciling with a believer that you’ve fallen out with, or joining a small group.
Principle for Bible Reading
Most study Bibles have cross-references that connect you to other texts in the Bible that relate in some way to that text. Whether connected thematically or by a common phrase, cross-referencing enhances our study when we take the time to look up the verses.
In this lab, John Piper cross-references to Exodus 30:23–32 to understand the analogy to oil in Psalm 133:2.