The Naked Eye: Seeing Your Reflection through God's Eyes.
10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste, a howling wilderness; He compassed him about, He cared for him, He kept him as the apple of His eye.
The original Hebrew for this idiom was 'iyshown 'ayin ), and can be literally translated as "Little Man of the Eye." This is a reference to the tiny reflection of yourself that you can see in other people's pupils
they were naked and not ashamed.1
They had no covering on them
because they had nothing to conceal.
But having eaten from the forbidden fruit
they knew what they did---and hid.
But, nothing could be hidden from the eyes of God.
Having identified with
the fruit of disobedience,
they severed their branch
from the true vine
of a Godly nature.
"I am the true vine, My Father the vinegrower."
"He removes every branch in Me that
bears no fruit,
each branch that bears fruit, He prunes
to bear more fruit.2
Moses sang in the desert of
what God did for Jacob;
"He shielded him, cared for him,
guarded him as the apple of His eye.3
The original Hebrew for that phrase
refers to the reflection in the eye.
What does your reflection look like
in God's eye?
What does He see in YOU?
What do you see in your own eyes
when you look in the mirror?
Are there masks and veils as
old hurts and sins
that you're hiding from?
You can remove the veil of old covenants
and receive the newness in Christ.4
We can then make our eyes and hearts
clear to see ourselves in God.
As the psalmist says,
"I will meditate on Your precepts
and fix my eyes on Your ways.
Turn my eyes from looking at vanities;
give me life in Your ways.5
Nothing can be hidden from the eyes of God.6
As Job said,
"Naked I came from my mother's womb,
and naked I shall return there.7
Why keep fooling ourselves
and lying to ourselves?
Expose yourself to yourself
and look boldly at your nakedness!
See what God sees!
Nurture that very creation that He made
and become a bearer of delicious fruit!
For You are His handiwork;
fix your eyes on Him
and You/We will be the person
He made us to be!
Thank you God for making us
the apple of your eye!
I will fix my eyes on you that
a reflection of You I may be!
1 Genesis 2: 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then he took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said, "This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one shall be called Woman, for out of Man this one was taken." 24 Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed.
2 John 15:1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3 You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. 6 Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.
3 Deuteronomy 32:8 When the Most High apportioned the nations, when he divided humankind, he fixed the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the gods; 9 the Lord's own portion was his people, Jacob his allotted share. 10 He sustained him in a desert land, in a howling wilderness waste; he shielded him, cared for him, guarded him as the apple of his eye.
4 2 Corninthians 12: 6 Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments. 7 I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous ordinances. 8 I will observe your statutes; do not utterly forsake me. 9 How can young people keep their way pure? By guarding it according to your word. 10 With my whole heart I seek you; do not let me stray from your commandments. 11 I treasure your word in my heart, so that I may not sin against you. 12 Blessed are you, O Lord; teach me your statutes. 13 With my lips I declare all the ordinances of your mouth. 14 I delight in the way of your decrees as much as in all riches. 15 I will meditate on your precepts, and fix my eyes on your ways. 16 I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word. 17 Deal bountifully with your servant, so that I may live and observe your word. 18 Open my eyes, so that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. 19 I live as an alien in the land; do not hide your commandments from me.
5 Psalm 119:11 I treasure your word in my heart, so that I may not sin against you. 12 Blessed are you, O Lord; teach me your statutes. 13 With my lips I declare all the ordinances of your mouth. 14 I delight in the way of your decrees as much as in all riches. 15 I will meditate on your precepts, and fix my eyes on your ways.
34 Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart. 35 Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it. 36 Turn my heart to your decrees, and not to selfish gain. 37 Turn my eyes from looking at vanities; give me life in your ways.
6 Sirach 39: 16 "All the works of the Lord are very good, and whatever he commands will be done at the appointed time. 17 No one can say, "What is this?' or "Why is that?'— for at the appointed time all such questions will be answered. At his word the waters stood in a heap, and the reservoirs of water at the word of his mouth. 18 When he commands, his every purpose is fulfilled, and none can limit his saving power. 19 The works of all are before him, and nothing can be hidden from his eyes. 20 From the beginning to the end of time he can see everything, and nothing is too marvelous for him. 21 No one can say, "What is this?' or "Why is that?'— for everything has been created for its own purpose.
7 Job 1:20 Then Job arose, tore his robe, shaved his head, and fell on the ground and worshiped. 21 He said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return there; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." 22 In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrongdoing.