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Consider my affliction and deliver me Psalms 119:153-160

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 judgments.
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 judgments endures forever.

The Scribe pleads for revival three times and gives us a clue regarding the “shape” of the LORD's revival.

First, it is according to the Word of the LORD. It is a call us to become very familiar with the Word. Not just passingly familiar, but deep down to the very depths of our being.

Second, it is according to the judgments of the LORD. The scribe of the 119thPsalm throws himself completely on the mercy and judgment of GOD. It is according to His judgment.

Third, it is the lovingkindness of the LORD, God, the Almighty. No quibbling, no bargaining, no explaining away his sin and failure.


Morning Psalm 38, Noon Psalm 119:1113-120, Evening Psalm 127

Alternate Reading Plan based on 7 chapters/day from 7 sections of the Scriptures. My groupings are: Genesis-Joshua, Judges to Esther, Job to Song of Solomon, Psalms breaking 119 into convenient sets, Isaiah to Malachi, Matthew to Acts, Romans to Revelation. Set your own up in convenient groupings as fits your study habits.

I suggest either setting aside a period of the day to read all, or break the readings up into morning, mid-day, and evening series. Both approaches have their advantages, and both will build an awareness of the Bible as a whole over time.