Psalm 119:25 “My soul clings to the dust; Revive me according to Your word.”
The reference to dust in this verse draws our minds back to the creation of the first man, Adam, formed of the dust of the earth (Genesis 2:7). When God formed Adam from the dust, He breathed life into him making him a living soul. Through Adam’s rebellion, dust no longer brings a meaning inherently tied to life, but rather death (Genesis 3:19). Dust is now the symbol of the curse of sin (Genesis 18:27; Job 17:13-16, 34:15; Psalm 22:15, 29, 103:14; Ecclesiastes 3:20, 12:7). Man is dust, and therefore man is cursed to death.
But God still gives life. He has breathed life into His Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Men are changed at the hearing of God’s Word. Men receive Christ, the Author of Life, according to God’s Word. The Spirit accomplishes the will of the Father according to the Word. Our perishing souls are revived according to God’s Word. Life is found nowhere else, and the dead will not be raised unless they hear the very Words of God (Romans 10:14-17).
Receive the Word of Life, and give the Word of Life. Your life depends on it.