He Remembers that We Are Dust

IMG_3264.JPGThis afternoon I went to the beach to rest in the Lord, pray and meditate on His word. The weather was beautiful, the sun was warm, a couple of dolphins swam by—and even a seal. While I was enjoying God’s creation I decided to focus on Psalm 103:14b: “For he knows our frame, he remembers that we are dust.” The theme seemed fitting considering I was surrounded by sand. This verse encouraged me a lot because it is full of powerful truths.

First, it reminds me that we serve a God who knows with all knowledge our condition. He knows that we are fragile inside and out, but he provides us with his strength and mercies every single day. (Lamentations 3:22-23)

It reminds me that all of us are inheritors of original sin from Adam (who God formed from the dust of the earth), but Christ has conquered sin and there is nothing that can separate us from the love of Christ. (Romans 8:35)

Last, the verse from Psalms reminds me that we are going to die and return to the earth. But, one day “the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:52) We are going to receive a new body.

We are dust, but thank God for his abundance, he who provides for all of our needs.

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