“BEHOLD how good a thing it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” It is like the melting snow of Mount Hermon which feeds the river Jordan and gives life to the promised land. The final blessing of eternal life will come to brethren who dwell together in unity. What a hateful thing to sow seeds of bitterness in a united family and so cause unnecessary strife! Yet with human nature unredeemed such evil is inevitable. “It is impossible but that offences shall come”, said the Lord Jesus, “but woe unto that man by whom they come.” The Lord knew what was in man and needed not that any should tell him.

ISLIP COLLYER, Principles and Proverbs, page 216.


133Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.