Summary: Behold how good and pleasant it is to live together
Life Starts When We Live Together
Scripture Reference: Psalms 133:1 (KJV)
Psalms 133:1 A Song of degrees of David. Behold how good and pleasant it is when brethren dwell together in unity!
I would like to take a brief moment to thank each and every person who receives my bible studies under regular basis. I am sure that not all of them are received by everybody but I am also sure that at least one of them has been glanced at. I promise that I will continue to do my very best with each and every bible study that I share with you. Amen
Since I have such a broad audience, I usually write for everyone but for today I am focusing on the brothers. Sisters this does not mean that you can’t pay attention and learn but in all actuality I am focusing on talking to all of my brothers today.
I would first like to take a brief moment of your time to share this short poem with you that I received over the internet. It is called:
The Road To Success
The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure,
a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called
Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs.
But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called
Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make
it to a place called Success.
I hope that you enjoyed this short poem and that you better understand the road to success.
Many people have confused success with material objects but they often leave you feeling void and lifeless. The real valuable things in life come from experiences shared with others. It is amazing how in your most desperate time of need we normally result to shutting the door and shutting out everything and everybody.
Sometimes we don’t even realize that Satan is on the attack until it is too late. The best trick that Satan ever performed was to convince the world that he wasn’t there. Many of us believe in Jesus Christ just as we do Satan. We don’t think that Jesus exist more than in a fictional character neither do we believe that Satan exist. But I am here to warn you of Satan and give you the good news of Jesus Christ. There are both real.
One interesting fact about Satan though is that he has not changed his tactics. He is up to same old tricks that he has always done. In each of our personal walks we are still struggling with the same things now that we were struggling with when we first came to Christ. Satan is still making a fool out of some of us the same as he did before we entered our relationship with Christ.
We wonder how he is still successful well I will tell you why. It is because we refuse to acknowledge the fact that he even exist. As long as we don’t put up any defense mechanism or grow closer to Christ then he will continue to drag us around like dead people.
Even though Satan still tries to enter in through the woman his ultimate goal is to take out the man. He knows that the man is the head of the household and once he is defeated then his battle gets easier. Looking at all of the single mom households in America’s society we should be able to clearly see that he is on the attack.
Today’s scripture talks about how much better it is when we deny Satan the right to destroy us and live together. Let’s look at this passage of scripture one word at a time.
Good – Jesus said and I believe that God is good all by himself (Mark 10:18 …There is none good but one, that is God).
The word good is a powerful and life changing word. When used correctly it can immediately change a situation (Psalm 145:9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works).
Pleasant - Just because something is good doesn’t mean that it gives pleasure.
The flu shot was good for the child but she did not enjoy taking it. However God said that not only is it good for brethren to live together but it is also pleasant.
Brethren – This is who the enemy wants to attack.
Many times people are confused when I use the word brother so I want to use these scriptures to help you understand better what I am talking about when I say brother.
(1.) In the natural and common sense (Matt. 1:2; Luke 3:1, 19).