When I read about David, I am always in wonder how God called him the apple of His eye, and would whisper to myself, “Wow…what a blessing.” Like, how special do you need to be to be called the apple of God’s eye?
Then I got to wondering- what does the ‘apple of my eye’ even mean? I know it means to cherish or adore, but what does an apple have to do with the price of eggs? I mean if I’m going to choose a fruit to describe how I cherish someone, I’m gonna go with a pineapple – tastiest of all! So I decided to dig a little. I think God purposely left these little hidden treasures in Scripture for us to find. Little golden nuggets to dig up and devour. I find this the most exciting part of Bible study!
I came to find that the Hebrew word for apple is actually ‘pupil’ – the hole located in the centre of the iris of the eye that allows light to enter the retina.
So – vision only occurs when light enters the eye through the pupil.
This makes it probably the most important and fragile part of the eye. It is the part of the eye that we protect and ensure does not get injured.
That is how God sees us!
“He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.” Deuteronomy 32:10
He tenderly cares for us, cares for our hurts and protects us with fervent passion. When we are hurt, He is hurt (Acts 9:5). Just as our pupil and eyes are valuable to us, we are just as valuable to God.
We are to keep God as the apple of our eye as well:
“keep My commandments and live; keep My teaching as the apple of your eye;” Proverbs 7:2
We are the lights of the world (Matt 5:14). As we keep God’s Word on our hearts, and not watered down, we bring vision to a lost world through the gospel and the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
I think that pretty much makes you a principal member of God’s body, don’t you think?
Awesome post ! Big hugs, Sweet Friend!!
I love His hidden little scripture treasures 😀
Zechariah 2: 8: “For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.”
The above Scripture sounds like “Touch not my anointed, do my prophets no harm.”
Yes, you’re right! 😀 Beautiful
That is something I want to be in God’s eyes I want to be the apple of His eyes. Awhile ago at church I was at the altar praying when one of the altar workers came to me and whispered in my ear those very words that I am the apple of God’s eyes, she also proceeded to tell me that the Lord was pleased with what He has entrusted me with. After she spoke these words to me my spirit leap in my belly for it bare witness with her spirit.
Wow!! What precious words Desiray! That’s beautiful
Awesome little nugget!! You remind me of something God showed me about that phrase “the apple of his eye”. You ever notice when your talking to someone and they are looking at you, you can see an image in the apple of their eye? That image is you. When God’s eyes are on us (and they always are) the image that is in the center of His eyes is us. What’s that verse in Psalm 32:8? “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you shall go; I will guide you with my eye.” His eyes are on us, loving and us and keeping a watch on us as we go through life. Amen!
Ah yes that’s excellent! His Word is so exciting, isnt it! 😀 Thanks, I will remember that one
Amen!! I am thankful to be able to share the Word with other believers. It’s like feasting together at His table. Great fellowship! 🙂
Thank you for the laugh (fruity eyes!) and then the sweet message.
Wow, wow, wow!! New revelation, I love it! Thanks so much for researching, and sharing. Great post!
There’s no better homework than the Lord’s homework! hehe 🙂
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This is FANTASTIC! Enjoy, friends!
The same verse in Ps 17:8 says that God has wings. Amazing. Does God really have wings? If we are to believe the Bible, He does! I always found this an amazing verse, uplifting and glorious.
Paints such a stunning picture! Maybe more to dig into… 😀
This made me smile as my cat is called Fruity and she is my little princess we have such a special bond and I adore her. She looks at me with ‘ Fruity eyes’. Lovely post it spoke to my heart. Thank you!
Awww I love cats! I have 3. And you’re right – they look at you like you’re the best thing that has ever hit the planet! 😀 Thanks for sharing 🙂
This was so good Caddie. And it encouraged me so. Thank you for doing the work and sharing your discoveries. Big hug xx
Thanks Jackie! He’s full of wonder! 😀
How interesting! Thanks so much for sharing this!
Thanks for reading 🙂
I LOVE getting extra nuggets out of His Word! I love finding out about the Greek words, how the writing related to the audience it was written to, etc. So many times, I read the Bible & just gloss over so many words & phrases that don’t “impact” me but am learning more & more that there are NO wasted words. Every thing has meaning. Just heard a sermon last week on Paul’s opening greeting in Romans that was just PACKED full of good stuff….and I had just read it & skimmed that part! Thanks for sharing!
Gee that sounds awesome! I’ve also just read and skimmed that! Would love to have heard all the good stuff. Think I will dig, hehe 🙂
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Just another GC for me that there are NO wasted or frivolous words in Scripture.
I LOVE this.. and I LOVE Him! thank you so much for sharing. Beautiful truths!
Thanks Marlene 😀
very powerful truth… I pray that this post will change somebody’s life today! Stay blessed Sarah and keep stuff like this coming. It is life changing.
Thank you very much for the encouragement Walter xx