DUST USED IN CREATION—Adam was formed from the dust of the Earth by God (Genesis 2:7). God created the animals, prior to Adam—beginning on Day 5, out of atoms (not dust), which He created out of nothing on the first day of Creation when created light, space and the formless Earth (Genesis 1).
STORMS OF SAND AND DUST sometimes overtake Eastern travellers. They are very dreadful, many perish under them.
TO SIT IN DUST is a sign of extreme affliction (Isaiah 47:1).
TO “LICK THE DUST” is a sign of abject submission (Psalm 72:9).