“For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.”
Our Lord God knows and remembers that “we are dust”. He is the One who made us with a body taken out of the dust. So, He knows that our frame is just a lump of clay.
After Adam and Eve sinned, God told them about their miserable condition that they would have to experience in their weak bodies, and also about the their final descent into the dusty grave – “in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return” (Genesis 3:19).
Our Lord never forgets our weak, dusty frame; therefore, He thinks about us with great pity. If He were not merciful and gentle towards us, we would have long perished. We are alive today, and able to worship and serve Him because He tenderly deals with us as the frail children of the dust. Even when we feel totally weak and are dying, He will be with us to comfort and assure us. Thus, we can say, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4).
Our Lord Jesus, the great Creator of the world, in order to show His love for us, came with a frail human body. He knows our struggles. He then died and was risen to give us salvation and victory over sin, the devil, death and hell. So, Hebrews 2:14-15 says, “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil. And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.”