Dust and Stars

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Just a quick observation…

From Genesis 13

“The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, ‘Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever. I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted.'”

From Genesis 15

“The word of the Lord came to him: ‘This man shall not be your heir; your very own son shall be your heir.’ And he brought him outside and said, ‘Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.'”

I think God was intentional in using these illustrations with Abram. It’s humbling to know that though we are made from dust we will outnumber and outlive the stars.

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