Meditations in the Psalms
This portion of the psalm focuses on the 4 th letter of the Hebrew alphabet daleth. It emphasizes the need for revival (the word “quicken”). True revival comes not from attending a meeting or being caught up in the enthusiasm of a crowd. Revival comes from the Word of God, the work of the Holy Spirit revealing through the Word those areas of our lives that need to be changed. When we come with a teachable spirit and a willingness to hear what the Lord says and to apply it immediately in our hearts, the marks of revival begin to take place.
- The reasons why revival is needed in our lives. (1) Emotions reveal it in terms of despair and sorrow – verses 25, 28 (2) Experiences demand it in terms of integrity and transparency – verses 26, 29, 30
- The requests which the need for revival will bring forth. (1) Need for understanding – verses 26-27 (2) Need for strength – verse 28 (3) Need for grace – verse 29
- The response which a revived heart will give. (1) Meditation – verse 27b (2) Decision – verse 30 (3) Loyalty – verse 31a (4) Obedience – verse 32a
- The results which revival will bring. (1) Answers – verse 26 (2) Enlargement of heart – verse 32
The words of verse 30, “I have chosen the way of truth,” reveal the problem that many of us have. We want revival in our hearts, but do not realize our responsibility to choose the way of the Lord in His Word.
Verse for Meditation
Verse 27 – “Make me to understand the way of Thy precepts: so shall I talk of Thy wondrous works.”
“Thank You, Lord, for reviving my heart through Your Word and showing me what needs to change in my heart.”