Gran Torino is a film directed by Clint Eastwood that was released in 2008. The film tells the story of Walt Kowalski, an elderly Korean War veteran living in a rapidly changing neighborhood in Detroit. Kowalski is a gruff and isolated man, who is struggling to come to terms with the death of his wife and the changes in his neighborhood.
One of the main themes in Gran Torino is the concept of racism and prejudice. Kowalski is a racist man who has a deep hatred for the Hmong people who have recently moved into his neighborhood. He makes derogatory comments about them and refers to them as "gooks." However, as the film progresses, Kowalski begins to form a relationship with Thao, a young Hmong boy who lives next door. Through this relationship, Kowalski begins to see the Hmong people in a different light and starts to understand the impact of his own prejudices.
Another important theme in the film is the concept of redemption. Kowalski is a bitter and angry man who has lost touch with his family and the world around him. However, through his relationship with Thao and the Hmong community, Kowalski begins to see the value in compassion and understanding. He comes to realize that he has been holding onto his anger and hatred for far too long and that it is time for him to let go.
One of the most poignant moments in the film is when Kowalski makes the decision to stand up to a group of Hmong gang members who are trying to force Thao to join their gang. Kowalski puts himself in harm's way to protect Thao and the Hmong community, showing that he has truly changed and is willing to put aside his own prejudices to do what is right.
Overall, Gran Torino is a powerful film that deals with themes of racism, prejudice, and redemption. It is a poignant reminder that it is never too late to change and that understanding and compassion can go a long way in healing the wounds of the past.
PSALMS CHAPTER 133 KJV
In Jerusalem their unity would be displayed and enjoyed. · Offerings of peace, fellowship, and thanksgiving. It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing— Life forevermore. This is a unity of holiness. It will charm you into imitation, therefore note it well! Believers that live in love and peace, shall have the God of love and peace with them now, and they shall shortly be with him for ever, in the world of endless love and peace. It is good for us, for our honour and comfort; and brings constant delight to those who live in unity. God intended the priests to represent His righteousness and salvation to a watching world.
PSALMS 119:133 KJV "Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me."
There is some debate whether the edge of his garments refers to the collar as Maclaren and others say or to the bottom hem of his priestly robes. The pleasantness of this is likened to the holy anointing oil. It also shows that unity is a rare and precious blessing, because the suggestion is that this was holy anointing oil, which was not to be imitated Exodus 30:22-33. It is a distinct contrast to the dry wilderness found in other parts of Israel. The excellency of brotherly love. This song was especially relevant for pilgrims travelling together to Jerusalem.
It moistens the heart, and makes it fit to receive the good seed of the word, and to make it fruitful. Like the precious ointment on the head, that ran down upon the beard, the beard of Aaron, Which ran down to the skirt of his garment: It is like the precious oil upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard; that came down upon the skirt of his garments; It is like the precious oil on the head, that ran down on the beard, even Aaron's beard; that came down on the edge of his robes; As the good oil on the head, Coming down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, That cometh down on the skirt of his robes,. To dwell together means the bonds of unity and peace will be at times tested. Not the love which comes and goes, but that which dwells; not that spirit which separates and secludes, but that which dwells together; not that mind which is all for debate and difference, but that which dwells together in unity. Either way, it was an impressive flow of oil. · Service unto God and His people. God commands the blessing; man can but beg a blessing.
This is the fruit of the Spirit, the proof of our union with Christ, and adorns his gospel. See the proof of the excellency of brotherly love: where brethren dwell together in unity, the Lord commands the blessing. This is the fruit of the Spirit, the proof of our union with Christ, and adorns his gospel. · Compassionate ministry to the people of God. Running down on the edge of his garments: What an abundant blessing unity is! Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It may be seen, for it is the characteristic of real saints — therefore fail not to inspect it! This psalm was penned by David, as some think when all the tribes of Israel united and chose and anointed him king over them, 2Sa 5:1-3; but, according to others, when the rebellion of his son Absalom was quelled, and all the tribes of Israel strove who should first bring back the king, and show the greatest zeal and loyalty to him, 2Sa 19:9,10,14; Theodoret supposes it to be prophetic, and to have respect to the union of the tribes after the Babylonish captivity, who had been disunited in the times of Rehoboam, but now were no more two nations and kingdoms, but one; see Eze 37:16-22; and others carry it further still, even to the first times of the Gospel, when the Christians were of one heart and of one soul, Ac 4:32; it may indeed be applied to any community, civil or religious, that is in peace and unity: and no doubt the design of David was to promote peace and harmony among his subjects; and love and affection in his family, among his children, brethren one of another, and of Solomon; who was to be his heir and successor, and under whose government it would be well for them to live peaceably and quietly.
When the people of God struggle with each other, there are so many other good things they are not doing and enjoying. Believers that live in love and peace, shall have the God of love and peace with them now, and they shall shortly be with him for ever, in the world of endless love and peace. 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; It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. Running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron: The picture in words shows that unity is a rich and abundant blessing — as this oil overflowed the head and came down the beard. The pilgrims came from many different walks of life, regions, and tribes, as they gathered for one purpose: the worship of the Lord in Jerusalem. The LORD commanded the blessing—life forevermore: The blessing of unity is something God commands, something the previously cited New Testament passages teach John 17:20-23, Ephesians 1:9-10, Romans 12:18.
Since we will have life forevermore with the people of God, we should work hard to enjoy unity with them now. What follows is important and deserves our attention. Spiritually speaking, this anointing made that possible. View more commentaries for this chapter:. How good and how pleasant: Not everything that is good is pleasant, and not everything that is pleasant is good.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the dew of Hermon: King David used a second word picture to show how wonderful unity is among the people of God. It is profitable as well as pleasing; it brings blessings numerous as the drops of dew. This was done to refresh the one receiving the oil, and to give a good smell from the fragrance that came from the perfumed oils. For brethren to dwell together in unity: This unity is tested, because these brethren dwell together. Chapter133 The excellency of brotherly love. May all who love the Lord forbear and forgive one another, as God, for Christ's sake, hath forgiven them.
Psalm 133:2 KJV: 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;
It is good for us, for our honour and comfort; and brings constant delight to those who live in unity. It cools the scorching heat of men's passions, as the dews cool the air and refresh the earth. The illustration is wonderful. It cools the scorching heat of men's passions, as the dews cool the air and refresh the earth. . Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. Behold: Psalm 133 begins with an exhortation to behold — that is, to take notice.
PSALMS 133:3 KJV "As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded..."
See the proof of the excellency of brotherly love: where brethren dwell together in unity, the Lord commands the blessing. The pleasantness of this is likened to the holy anointing oil. It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. · Atonement of sins. It is profitable as well as pleasing; it brings blessings numerous as the drops of dew.
In many ways it is easier to have some kind of unity with those distant. How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity: David draws our attention to something good and pleasant — unity among the people of God. God commands the blessing; man can but beg a blessing. Kimchi and Ben Melech refer the psalm to the times of the Messiah, and take it to be a prediction of the peace and concord between the King Messiah and the priest, of which Zerubbabel and Joshua were types; see Zec 6:13. Yet for Aaron as high priest , it also was part of his consecration to priestly service Exodus 29:7 , which led to so many other good things.