It is wise for us to do life checks when we ask ourselves, “Is His Law the apple of our eye?” it so easy to get caught up in the busy of life, to become complete enveloped in the news around us that we forget to simply focus…. focus our hearts, minds, and thoughts on His Law and His will for us!
Here is a devotional from my mother, Connie Renfro, that she shared with us on the blog some time ago. May it encourage each of us to make His Law our focus today, and tomorrow, and the day after that.
With much love, ,
Mrs. Joseph Wood
His Law; is it the apple of your eye?
Proverbs 7:1-2, “My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.”
“Keep my commandments, and live”; we hear this encouragement many times throughout Proverbs. It is a common way to emphasis something of importance when we say it more than once. As I was reading this passage tonight, my heart was caught on the last phrase “and my law as the apple of thine eye.” Many understand the phrase, but I decided to do a study on the phrase to find out more what our LORD was saying to us through this passage.
Moses and all of Israel were kept as the apple of the LORD’s eye; God found them in the wilderness, he lead and instructed them and he alone was their God (Deuteronomy 32:10-12) and they were as the apple of God’s eye.
The beauty of this passage points us to another attribute of God’s love for us. Not only is He a sovereign God who is the creator of all, but He is the God that even reveals himself in our natural reflexes. We’re told in Zechariah 2:8 that God is a protector and no one touches us without his protection. God made the eye of man another example of His wondrous creation to show us how, when we put our trust in him, we are protected by God as we would protect the very pupil of our own eye. (See Psalms 139:1-17 for further understanding of his care toward his people).
Prayer: Father, please keep us as the apple of your eye; hide us under the shadow of your wings. Thank you that we cannot go out of your sight that you are always seeing, always knowing and we are always your concern. Thank you that you love us so much that you gave us your Son so that we could dwell with you for eternity. Thank you for cleansing us from sin and redeeming us for sins wage of death. Thank you that you constantly watch over us. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.