The apple of the eye is mostly referred to as the pupil of the eye. It is a hole looking like a black circle located in the centre of the eye. The primary function of the pupil is to control the amount of light entering the eye. When you’re in a bright environment, the pupil becomes smaller to allow less light through. When it’s dark, the pupil expands to allow more light to reach the back of the eye.
Importance Of The Pupil.
I asked an eye physician how delicate the pupil is or the degree of it’s importance, she told me it is the part of the eye that lets light into the eye and regulates and adjusts the entrance of light. She said a damage to the pupil would result blindness.
Thank God He put so much sensitivity in the eye, and no wonder we protect our eyes by reflex. Can you imagine if God did not make the eye to react with such swiftness to any thing that might want to come at it?
Keep my commandments and live, and keep my law and teaching as the apple (the pupil) of your eye. Proverbs 7:2 (AMP)
Reading the above Bible verse really got me thinking. God says we should guard His word like we guard our pupils, like we guard our lives. Now, why would He say that? What is it about His word that He would ask us to hold His word as dear as we hold our pupils, our eyes?
He knows that the world is full of darkness and just like we need our pupils to see, we would need His word to find our way in this dark world.
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples… Isaiah 60:2
Imagine for some moments being in an unfamiliar large house in India for the very first time, a house full of furniture, centre pieces, wall decorations… and suddenly the lights go out just as you noticed a big inland Taipan the most dangerous snake in the world.
What do you think would happen to you if you started running?
God wants us to guard His word in our hearts because His word is our source of life in this world. without His word, we will stumble and fall, get injured, some have died.
We must come hard against anything (friends, habits, places, hobbies) that would want to take us away from God’s word or take God’s word from us. We must continually feed on God’s word knowing that with out it we would live miserable lives, void of love, peace and joy.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105
This new season, as we commit ourselves to studying, and observing to do God’s word, we will continually make progress in our walk on the earth, even if every where is covered with darkness, God’s word will be our guiding light.
How do you hold God’s word?
Have you ever faced any dark situation that God’s word/light brought you out of?
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