Dust as a Simile for a Multitude

Genesis 13:16

16 And I will make your (Abraham’s) descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered.


Genesis 28:14

14 Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you (Jacob) shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

The Bible Knowledge Commentary Gen. 28:13-15):  The point of the story is that God was present with Jacob wherever he went. This was symbolized by the “ladder,” explained in words by God (Gen.28:13–15), and recognized in faith by Jacob (Gen.28:20–22). God reiterated to Jacob the covenant made with Abraham and Isaac, promising him the land … descendants as numerous as the dust (cf. 13:16; 22:17), and universal blessing through him (cf. 12:2–3; 15:5, 18; 17:3–8; 22:15–18; 35:11–12). God also promised to protect and be with Jacob while he was out of the land and to see that he returned.


Psalm 78:27   27 He also rained meat on them (Jews –Jacob’s people) like the dust, feathered fowl like the sand of the seas;

God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?

Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.


Prayer:   Father, We praise you for your Son and the Holy Spirit. Human words cannot describe how grateful we are for Your Son and our risen Christ. We praise You for the opportunity to be a child of Yours and to be able to choose Jesus as our Lord and Savior. We praise you for the laws You have set down to keep our life in harmony and safe. Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding. I pray that they will come to realize that their existence is a treasure of grace and love which You have for them. I pray that they will come to realize that their existence is a treasure of grace and love which You have for them.

Praise and Glory to God the Father, Jesus our Lord and Savior, and to The Holy Spirit our mentor and our hope for everlasting life.

May God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights for eternity. Let it be Your will Lord not mine. Please come Lord Jesus.

I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of The Holy Spirit,


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