Personal Revival (Psalm 119:153–160)

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Zander Viljoen - 26 November 2017

Dialling 119 (Psalm 119:169–176)

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The way you treat your Bible says a lot about you, what you think about God, what you think about yourself, and what you think about others. Do you read it? Do you read it expectantly? Do you read it joyfully? Do you read it hopefully?

Scripture References: Psalms 119:169-176

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An exposition of Psalm 119 by the elders of Brackenhurst Baptist Church.

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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.

(Psalm 119:153–160)