“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!” (v1). The ‘songs of ascent’ were psalms sung when the Israelites made the journey several a times a year to Jerusalem to worship at religious festivals (like Pentecost). This short psalm celebrates the beauty and centrality of spiritual brothers and sisters worshiping, working, and enjoying life together. The psalmist said it’s as holy as the precious oil that anointed Aaron the priest (v2), and like life-giving dew that waters Zion.
“Life forevermore.” Our individual relationship with God, now and forever, can’t be separated from our lives together as brothers and sisters in Jesus’ kingdom.