Proverbs in 365 Devotions

April 8

Proverbs 7:2 keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your eye;


The Apple Of Your Eye

Robin Aylor

Maybe you’ve heard this phrase “the apple of your eye” before or something similar. One variation… the phrase "Apple of his eye" was possibly first ever used in Deuteronomy 32:10 speaking of how God loved Jacob it says: “he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye”. This phrase or one similar has stayed relative to our language unto this day.

These words surely carry with them the idea that Solomon's wise teachings should have caught his son's heart's eye like a bright red apple...

Solomon wanted his son to take hold of the wisdom God has given him; lavish it, prize it high, eat its fruit and find life. But certainly this passage is also for you and I today.

Gods words should catch our eye in the same way… they should be savored as something that appeals to us spiritually and desired as sweet nourishment to our soul. 

Psalm 63:5 says: My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,

Father please give me more desire and passion and delight in you and your word. Always be turning my heart in repentance from making worldly things the apple of my eye to seeing you as the all glorious treasure you are.

Psalm 119:37 Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.