Do you have a Facebook account? How many friends do you have there? How many are really your friends? Facebook has around 2.3 billion monthly active users around the world. More than 1.5 billion people on average log onto Facebook daily. Now, this next number you will find interesting, there are 83 million fake profiles, and you probably are a friend of some of them.
Facebook is not only revolutionizing how we connect with people, but it is also making us to think about friendship and fellowship. Among my friends on Facebook, I have people that I never met; I have people that I would like to meet one day; I have people that I knew a long time ago; I have family; and I have very good friends that, thanks to Facebook, I can keep in touch. Facebook can be a wonderful tool, but also can be a terrible weapon.
Psalm 133 helps us to evaluate our friendships, the real ones. In this wonderful psalm we learn one more lesson about the True Christian Fellowship – IT IS FRUITFUL. That is the final aspect of the Christian Fellowship, it produces fruit. Our fellowship will produce results, will grow.
This is what David writes in the last verse: “ It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.”
In this verse David compares this kind of fellowship with the dew that comes from the Hermon falling on Mount Zion. That dew would bring life, and fruit in the whole region.
When we have a real Christian fellowship, sharing our spiritual and physical/material experiences, the Lord will anoint us; when He does that we will grow and be fruitful.
This is what happened with the first church in Jerusalem. In Acts 2:42-47, we have this beautiful description of the life of the first disciples: “ They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.  Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.  All the believers were together and had everything in common.  Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.  Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,  praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” As you can see the Lord bestowed his blessings, and people were able to see that kind of life and had the desire to be part of that.
My friend, this is what happens when we have the true Christian Fellowship. We share our lives, all aspects, material and spiritual, with our brothers and sisters; we are anointed by God in a way that would refresh our lives and make us smell good; and we finally, will be able to be fruitful in our Christian lives, we will grow and produce fruits for His kingdom. All of this starts with fellowship.
Have a blessed week,