1Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity!
2 I t is like the precious oil upon the head, Coming down upon the beard, Even Aaron’s beard, Coming down upon the edge of his robes.
3It is like the dew of Hermon, Coming down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing--life forever.
If you are keeping up with the daily chronological Bible reading, you noticed that this week we had a very, very short reading. Instead of reading 8 short psalms, or up to 5 or 6 historical chapter, we just read one Psalm. A very short one. Just three verses. Why?
I think that the authors of our plan want to give us a short break. (Every regular routine, even one as wholly beneficial as scripture readings, can benefit from a bit of a period of rest or lighter activity). This section of the reading plan has covered the rather tedious section of nine chapter of genealogies that begin 1 Chron. The authors have obviously tried to break this up with lots of reading from Psalms.
But I think a second reason for this short reading is the make us think of this psalm’s message. If we’re doing our reading, our mind is set to read for a block of time 10, 15, 20 minutes. Now instead, we’ve only read for 2 and we’re done. We have more time to think on this text then than most others. And what do who have time to think about? The glorious blessing of unity. It’s like the most blessed day and most blessed things in Israel.