I read Psalm 103:13,14 the other day and can’t stop thinking about them. Well, let me rephrase that, I have stopped thinking about them from time to time but I keep coming back to them.
They are verses of mercy. God feels sorry for us because we are just dust. He knows what He is dealing with: piles of dirt. This is humiliating that God sees us as piles of dirt and yet comforting because we know He feels sorry for us!
At the same time, since we’re just dust, it won’t offend God to sweep us up either.
Man does not like to think of himself as dust. It makes me laugh when Christians mock evolutionists for saying we are just evolved swamp goo. The Bible says we’re dirt so it’s not too far off!
Man likes the part about being the pinnacle of creation, a force to be reckoned with. We downplay the dirt stuff. We don’t like to view ourselves as vessels of clay needing mercy. Hell is filled with these people.
People have had problems understanding how a good God could allow a place like hell to exist. I guarantee you if piles of dirt started acting rebellious you’d sweep them up too. Every time you sweep a floor you are showing the justice of God’s judgment.