“13As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; 14for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.” – Ps. 103
If it weren’t for having a loving and compassionate God, we would not stand a chance in heaven. But God knows what we are like, that we are weak. In the 103rd Psalm it speaks of the love and forgiveness of God: “for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust” (v.14). Though wonderfully made, he remembers our humble constitution.
“By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return.” – Gen. 3:19
Adam knew the will of God, but He disobeyed. God understood that that perfection on man’s part wasn’t going to happen. Though we can and must know, respect, and obey Him, perfection isn’t in us, we won’t do it perfectly. He knows and remembers that “we are dust”.
These are comforting words in the 103rd Psalm. They are a reminder that we have hope through the grace of God for He is compassionate and forgiving. If we keep the faith, the soul is not doomed like the flesh. We are going to die, but our souls live forever. Solomon talking about death, said, “and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it” – Eccl. 12:7. We humans have eternal souls. The body will return to the dust, but the soul made in God’s image will stand in His presence. Though we have all sinned, God is pleased to save us through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. As weak and imperfect as we are, if we will seek Him, He will save us.
Today if you believe in God and want to do His will. Begin reading the Bible, His word, and pray. Turn away from sin and be baptized for your sins to be washed away. If you are lost, you can be saved. Read the following verses and see what God says to you: Romans 1:16; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9,10; Romans 6:3-5; Romans 16:26.
Love and forgive like God.