Apple of His Eye

We are the Apple of God's Eye, Deuteronomy 32:10
You probably know that the term “apple of my eye” means someone I passionately cherish.

The "apple" is the pupil of the eye, the part:
  • Sensitive to the slightest touch
  • Harmed by the tiniest particles
  • Irreparable if damaged or destroyed
We instinctively protect and cherish our eyes, perhaps more than any other part of our bodies.

The phrase “apple of his eye” was used by Shakespeare in Midsummer Night’s Dream and became more popular after Sir Walter Scott used it 200 years later in his writings. But the first place it’s recorded is in the Bible. 

In Deuteronomy 32:10 and Zechariah 2:8 God calls His people the “apple of His eye.” 

As Christians, we are the apple of God’s eye. Just think about that…we are God’s highest priority on earth…made in His image. He protects us, cares for us, and cares about us.

We are cherished by the God of the Universe!

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  1. Hi Gail - amen. So glad to be the apple of His eye. Its to remember it when my feelings tend to overtake my knowledge. Great post
    God bless

  2. How good to be reminded that God protects us in such an amazing way!

  3. In my next agriculture science class for 1st & 2nd grade homeschoolers, we will be learning about apples and this is the verse I gave them to memorize and learn the meaning of. It gives a new way of looking at apples...... ♥

    1. Love it, Brenda. What a great way to study apples! Wish I was in your class. : )


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