Keep me as the apple of the eye; hide me under the shadow of thy wings.
King David is expressing God's love for His people by using figurative language such as man being the apple of God's eye and all believers being protected by God under His mighty wings.
All humanity is special to God in that man was created in the image and likeness of God. God breathe the breath of life into man and he became a living soul. Man is three persons in one just as the Godhead. Man has a spirit which connects to God's Spirit; he has a soul and a physical body which house the inner man.
Given the order in which man was created stands to reason humanity is the apple of God's eye and especially believers, because believers have accepted God's spiritual invitation of salvation.
Psalm 91:4 speaks of God's special protection on all believers so does the entire Psalm that speaks to God's love and care for His people.
There is no greater blessing than for all believers to be the apple of God's eye while knowing that He is our protector, deliverer, refuge, high tower and the God of our salvation (Psalm 18:2).
Dear Lord, I am thankful that I am special to You and for that I will forever love and praise You. In Jesus name Amen.
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