Psalm 119:153–160 addresses the need for personal revival in the life of the believer. We will look at these eight verses under two broad headings: (1) personal revival through our affliction (vv. 153–158); and (2) personal revival in our affection (vv. 159–160). The text draws our attention to three areas of affliction that can lead us to despair and a weakened desire for the glory of God: We are afflicted by the ungodly (v. 155), the oppressors (v. 157), and the faithless (v. 158).
Consider my affliction and deliver me,
for I do not forget your law.
Plead my cause and redeem me;
revive me according to your word.
Salvation is far from the wicked,
for they do not seek your statutes.
Great are your tender mercies, O LORD;
revive me according to your judgements.
Many are my persecutors and my enemies,
yet I do not turn from your testimonies.
I see the treacherous, and am disgusted,
because they do not keep your word.
Consider how I love your precepts;
revive me, O LORD, according to your lovingkindness.
The entirety of your word is truth,
and every one of your righteous judgements endures forever.