As David records this portion of God's word we should remember he is the King and as the King he would have access to the best of his day. However as he pens down these word we find there is no mention of his material possessions as being good or being pleasant.
Notice what David writes:
Psalms 133:1.... Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
The word good has the meaning of "beneficial".
The word pleasant has the meaning of "beauty".
The word dwell has the meaning of "a relationship as in marriage".
David recording words for eternity writes of the benefit, the beauty, and the relationship found only in unity of the believers. Just think... if David is this excited in seeing God's people in unity think how this must please our Lord.
May we all, as believers, strive to dwell together in unity.
WHAT'S AN INFIDEL ?
This is a true story and the author, Rick Mathes,is a well-known leader in prison ministry.
The man who walks with God always gets to his destination.If you have a pulse you have a purpose.
The Muslim religion is the fastest growing religion per capita in the United States , especially in the minority races!!
Last month I attended my annual training session that's required for maintaining my state prisonsecurity clearance.
During the training session there was a presentation by three speakers representing the Roman Catholic, Protestant and Muslim faiths,who each explained their beliefs.
I was particularly interested in what the Islamic had to say. The Muslim gave a great presentationof the basics of Islam, complete with a video.
After the presentations, time was provided for questions and answers. When it was my turn, I directed my question to the Muslim and asked:'Please, correct me if I'm wrong, but I understand that most Imams and clerics of Islam have declared a holy jihad [Holy war] against theinfidels of the world and, that by killing an infidel, (which is a command to all Muslims)they are assured of a place in heaven. If that's the case, can you give me the definition of an infidel?'
There was no disagreement with my statements and, without hesitation, he replied, 'Non-believers!'
I responded, 'So, let me make sure I have this straight. All followers of Allah have been commanded to kill everyone who is not of your faith so they can have a place in heaven. Is that correct?'
The expression on his face changed from one of authority and command to that of a little boy who had just been caught with his hand in the cookie jar.'
He sheepishly replied, 'Yes.'
I then stated, 'Well, sir, I have a real problem trying to imagine The Pope commanding all Catholics to kill those of your faith or Dr.Stanley ordering all Protestants to do the same in order to guarantee them a place in heaven!' The Muslim was speechless!
I continued, 'I also have a problem with being your friend when you and your brother clerics are telling your followers to kill me! Let me ask you a question: Would you rather have your Allah,who tells you to kill me in order for you to go to heaven, or my Jesus who tells me to love you because I am going to heaven and He wants youto be there with me?'
You could have heard a pin drop as the Imam hung his head in shame.
Needless to say, the organizers and/or promoters of the 'Diversification' training seminar were not happy with my way of dealing with the Islamic Imam, and exposing the truth about the Muslims' beliefs.
In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. to elect the President!
I think everyone in the U.S. should be required to read this, but with the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us get involved!