Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Keep Me As The Apple Of The Eye

I am liking reading a psalm a day and pondering on it. I had gotten a little slack in days gone by, but I am trying harder to be more diligent in reading Gods words and pondering on them all day. I knew that we would be reading Psalm 17 this morning for our Bible study together and I began reading the Psalm yesterday.

I was amazed that David could say to God in verse 3, "thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing". Now I don't know when David wrote this Psalm or exactly what was going on in his life but it you will notice David is talking to God and saying you have searched, and tested me and you found nothing wrong in my life.WOW, I don't think I have ever been able to say that can you? I always have room for improvement in my life.

But what stuck in my mind the most was in verse 8.

Psalm 17:8
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

I wanted to see how many other times this is mentioned in the Bible about being the apple of Gods eye, so this is what I found. In the scriptures listed there is reference to being the apple of Gods eye.

Deuteronomy 32:10, Proverbs. 7:2, Zechariah 2:8 and Lamentations 2:18

As I began to research and to think about the eye, here is what I found. The eyelid helps keep out dirt and unwanted light, the eyebrow is covered with hair to catch debris and to also filter light that is too strong.

Are you seeing the picture of Gods protection here, I don't think we will ever know the full extinct of Gods protection and guidance on our lives until we meet Him face to face. Oh but, I want to be shielded under the shadow of His wings from this world and the things that this world has to offer don't you? And to think I am what God favors, I Am The Apple Of His Eye.

So again I echo what David says here in Psalm 17:8 Lord, "Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings.

Apple of HIS EYE