Psalm 133 might be the weirdest/most beautiful analogy in the Bible. It says that living in unity with God’s people “is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe” (verse 2).
Imagine pouring a bottle of extra virgin olive oil over your buddy’s head and watching the thick liquid glisten in his beard and slip under the collar of his shirt. Isn’t that a wonderful image?
Maybe I should explain. Back around 1500 b.c., God chose Aaron to be the high priest. Aaron would pray for the people and bring sacrifices for the sins of the people, a little preview of Jesus, who would help us in our relationship with God too. When Aaron started his work, the people would pour a special blend of oil over Aaron’s head as a unique way to say, “This is the one whom God called to help us spiritually.”
Now that’s a beautiful picture, isn’t it? When you do life together with other Christians, you don’t have to figure out faith alone. Instead, you’re surrounded by people who help you, calling you out when you’re on the wrong path and bringing you to the cross when you know you’ve messed up.
If you have relationships like that, praise God today because not everyone does. If not, pray to God to open doors so you can do life together with others who love Jesus.