October 25th 2010

Frail Children Of Dust

“for He knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are dust.”
Psalm 103:14 (NIV)

We all have an amazing bio-chemical existence. As it is written in Psalm 139:14, we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” But God did not design our physical bodies to last forever. Death for everyone is inevitable. Jesus has conquered death on our behalf, it is a defeated enemy. “For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.” (1 Corinthians 15:22).

The phrase “frail children of dust” is from the following verse of the well-known hymn, O Worship the King:
“Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
In You do we trust, nor find You to fail;
Your mercies, how tender, how firm to the end,
Our maker, defender, redeemer and friend !”

We are “jars of clay” (2 Corinthians 4:7) in which something very beautiful and precious is being formed—the very image of Jesus Christ. “My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you.” (Galatians 4:19). We are God’s “frail children of dust” whom He loves unconditionally. For all of us death is only a temporary cessation of life in the flesh. Jesus came so that we may have life and have it to the full. “it is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body…” (1 Corinthians 15:43-44).

How amazing:  From dust to someone who will live forever!

Thank You, Father, for the hope of the resurrection when we will no longer be subject to human weaknesses.

Study by Sherwin Scott 

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