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Psalm 103:14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

For He knoweth our frame.

How blessed a statement is this!  Such a statement can only come from one who has arrived at that place of such blackness, such depth of despair in recognizing his own wretchedness and filthiness before a Holy God, and more importantly, his inability to offer a solution.  Only to experience that tender, loving, incomprehensible grace as that very same Holy God, that consuming fire, pours out forgiveness for the sin, and then one finds himself hidden in the shadow of the Almighty.

How bold a statement is this!  It makes me tremble inside.  Creator God, Jehovah, Elohim, El, El-Shaddai, I Am that I Am.  He is the omnipotent One, the King of the universe and yet He is mindful of us and our infirmities and our weaknesses.

He remembers that we are dust.

I find myself of late meditating on God, attempting to consider how vast He truly is.  And yet, I find it troublesome to say, “I find myself meditating on the vastness of God”, as if I could actually be successful at that.  It may be more accurate to say that my mind barely glimpses an amount equal to the tip of a needle, and comprehends even less than that of the magnitude, majesty, and scope of this infinite God.  I try and fail to get a grip on the vastness and size of what we know of the universe, as this is something observable.  My thinking is such that if I can get a sense for the scale of the universe, then I might begin to get a sense for the scale of God,  realizing that He is greater than the universe as He created it and all that is contained therein, as He existed before the universe.

Psalm 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

And yet my feeble mind cannot begin to wrap itself around the vastness of space.  Which then gets me to thinking, how utterly devastating it is to see the folly of men who puff themselves up as something so great when we men, all men, are but dust.  What foolishness!  What danger!  Oh the horror of the man who thinks himself above or beyond the reach of God!  The psalmist well understood:

Psalm 33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

Foolish man would ask, “Why?” why should I acquiesce to this God?  And the psalmist continues:

Psalm 33:9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

He spoke and it was done… what was done?  Everything!

John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

And then my mind comes back to this,

 For He knoweth our frame.

He remembers that we are dust.

And I tremble inside, and am overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude and thankfulness that this WONDERFUL God, this AWESOME Saviour is kind and gentle and forgiving to a pitiful, wretched, weak and beggarly creature such as I, and then with the psalmist I must proclaim (not because there is worthiness in me, but because He alone is worthy);

Psalms 103:20-22 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure. Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

 

Father God, I pray that you would instill in me, in all your children a sense of reverent awe of just how Great you are.  Give us a glimpse of your glory Lord that our faces might shine forth thy light as did the face of Moses after spending time with you, so that perhaps some would see your light reflected in us and be drawn to you.  Bless the Lord oh my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name.

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