Friday, July 12, 2013

The Worthless Dust

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7)

  • God chose dust as His medium to create Adam. He took the worthless dust and made it into something priceless; He made the first man from the worthless dust. He then used the bone of the first man to make the first woman.

  • You, and I, and every other person, are made from the same worthless dust and to the worthless dust we will return. Yet God has made something beautiful from the worthless dust of our lives.

  • The fact that God used the worthless dust to create humans should make us think twice before labeling someone as failure, loser, worthless, incompetent, unlovable, stupid, useless, and the likes.

  • Remember, any person who may annoy or irritate you, whom you may eagerly want to get rid of, is made by God out of the worthless dust to display His glory.

  • Oh Lord, all too often we want to quickly ignore or dismiss difficult people around us. Help us to be open to learn from You through them and to see Your glory.

  • Let us be merciful and just to others, since we all come from the same worthless dust. From dust we came, and to dust we will return. Yet God has made something beautiful out of our worthless dust.

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