Radiant Religion

Pleasant Associations Are Pleasing to Heaven, June 8

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Psalm 133:1. RRe 161.1

There are mysterious links that bind souls together, so that the heart of one answers to the heart of another. One catches the ideas, the sentiments, the spirit, of another. This association may be a blessing or a curse.—Messages to Young People, 411. RRe 161.2

Christian sociability is altogether too little cultivated by God’s people.... Those who shut themselves up within themselves, who are unwilling to be drawn upon to bless others by friendly associations, lose many blessings; for by mutual contact minds receive polish and refinement; by social intercourse acquaintances are formed and friendships contracted which result in a unity of heart and an atmosphere of love which is pleasing in the sight of heaven.—Messages to Young People, 405. RRe 161.3

“How rare and lovely, is it,
This fellowship of those who meet together!—
Sweet as the sacred oil poured on the head, ...
Vital as dew of Hermon, ...
For in this fellowship has the Eternal fixed
The blessing of an endless life.”
RRe 161.4

Psalm 133:1-3, Moffatt.