Unity Is the Church’s Perfume

Psalm 133:1


The church is crowned with love, clothed in Christ’s righteousness, and perfumed with Trinitarian unity. In this lab, John Piper shows us how precious that unity is among believers.

Some questions to ask as you read and study Psalm 133:1:

  1. Do you “dwell in unity” with brothers and sisters in Christ? What does that look like? If not, why not?
  2. What are the two adjectives that the psalmist uses to describe unity in Psalm 133:1? How are they different? Where else in Scripture are they used together?
  3. What steps can you take this week to pursue deeper fellowship with the body of Christ?


Principle for Bible Reading

Word Searches

Word searches are important for deep study of the Bible. To conduct one, search for a particular word throughout the Bible to help clarify meaning and make connections to other Scriptures.

Concordances make these searches easy as they list both words and then where each is used in the Bible. Beyond this you can usually search Bible apps or online texts for instances of where specific words are found throughout the Bible.

In this lab, John Piper looks up where the words “good” and “pleasant” appear together in the Old Testament.