Psalm 133 pushes us to think deeply about unity among believers.

Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!

People can share theological positions, political opinions, and/or cultural similarities, yet not be united. Individuals can share physical space and get along, but not be truly unified. An athletic team can work together to win a game, yet not really be walking together outside of the game.

That’s because unity requires more from us than positional affiliations and/or shared cultural understandings.

Unity takes a lot of work. It does not just magically happen. And yet unity of the Spirit is a gift from God that Paul tells us to “make every effort to maintain.” There is a blessing in being together in the unity of the Spirit. Today, let’s talk about what that blessing looks like.