Our call to worship this week is Psalm 133.

How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down over the collar of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion. For there the Lord ordained his blessing, life forevermore.

This short Psalm speaks of the joy of community and being part of God’s work. It tells us of a peaceful place and the blessing of being annointed to fulfill God’s call. Jesus came and showed us the path, now it is up to us to follow.

Sometimes it seems difficult to live in harmony with those around us. We have competing needs and we often see others as rivals for the things we want. God calls us to step back from selfish desires and see the plan He has for us.

Ask Him for guidance and look to what is best for all. It isn’t always easy, but that wasn’t what we were promised. God has great plans for all of us and when we obey His commandments, we are blessed beyond measure.

Loving Lord, we want to do Your will, but we let the things of this world distract us from doing what You ask of us. Help us to stand against the allure of earthly things to see the joy You have in store. Amen.

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