The Apple of God’s Eye

Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly;
though lofty, he sees them from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life.
You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes;
with your right hand you save me.
The Lord will vindicate me; your love, Lord, endures forever—
do not abandon the works of your hands.
Psalm 138:6-8 (NIV)

“And the common people heard Him gladly.”
Mark 12:37 (NIV)

I never cease to be amazed at how many names for and descriptions of Jehovah in the Old Testament that are applied to Jesus in the New Testament. The Psalmist describes Jehovah’s relationship to ‘lowly” people by saying the Lord “looks kindly…sees them from afar…preserves…save[s]…vindicate[s]…love[s]” His people.

Such intimacy is remarkable indeed. As you read the psalmist’s description of how his God attends to him it becomes quickly apparent that the writer is the apple of His eye. (Psalm 17:8)

Scripture abounds in detailing how lovingly the Lord works on behalf of those He loves.

Charles Wesley had it right when he wrote the following:

Jesus, lover of my soul,
let me to thy bosom fly,
while the nearer waters roll,
while the tempest still is high;
hide me, O my Savior, hide,
till the storm of life is past;
safe into the haven guide,
O receive my soul at last!

Other refuge have I none;
hangs my helpless soul on thee;
leave, ah! leave me not alone,
still support and comfort me.
All my trust on thee is stayed,
all my help from thee I bring;
cover my defenseless head
with the shadow of thy wing.

Today may you find all the love and comfort you need to face whatever issues you have in your faith journey. Your loving, attentive Father in heaven calls you to the quiet place of prayer, singing in your heart, and reading Scripture. Come to Him, and come now.

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