Psalm 17

Psalm 17

(Read Psalm 17)

In the particular Psalm one phrase stands out like a sore thumb. It stands out not because of pain, but because of beauty and significance. The phrase ‘the apple of his eye’ as we are well aware, describes one who is very special and greatly loved.

The phrase occurs three times in the Bible. This Psalm is the first time and is in the form of a prayer. As the Psalmist faced difficulties, he was very conscious of the need to be kept close to God. So his cry was keep God keep me at the centre of your attention.

The second is found in Proverbs 7:2 and describes what should be the constant practice of every true believer, that the commands of God should be to us as precious, more precious than the most precious thing in our lives.

The third touches on the uniqueness of our position in Christ for anyone, whether physically or verbally attacks us God takes it as a personal attack of him. We are that close to God for we are in Christ.

‘For you have died to the world and your life is hidden with Christ in God’ Colossians 3:3

Written by G. Stoves Sep 15, 2016