Who Is That Little Person in God’s Eye?

Deuteronomy 32: 10 – 12

Jesus has a wonderful plan for your life. It is a PLAN. It is a WONDERFUL PLAN. It is for YOUR LIFE.

Well might come the questioning response: “My life?”

Perhaps you feel lost in a vast desert of unsettled uncertainty. It may appear you are in an expansive wasteland in a blinding storm of circumstances that has left you without a sense of direction with no GPS. Perhaps there are some very unsettling events in your life. It just could be the Lord is using these to make you uncomfortable enough to get your attention. The purpose is to work out His wonderful plan for your life.

Even if it seems unlikely at this moment, let’s at least explore the possibility that He has a plan for you. The potential is pleasant and profitable.

If you are as important to Him as this text says, you have reason to have greater self-worth than ever, and more cause to lovingly rely on Him.

Incidentally, music is an easy way to learn and remember great truths. This text was originally written as a song to enable the Hebrew people to learn and remember these truths.

Three admirable aspects of your relationship to God are noted.

First, Verse 9 identifies Jacob as the person used as an illustration of how God plans for all of us.. This passage is a reference to God guiding them from slavery in Egypt, through the wilderness wanderings, into the promised land. The text is applicable to you personally.

He kept them as the “apple of His eye” (10c). This is figurative language. It was an idiom meaning one much cherished. The Hebrew literally reads, “He kept him like the little man of His eye.” How close do you have to get to a person to see yourself reflected in the person’s eye as a little person? Try it sometimes. If you get real close and look carefully you will see yourself as a little person in the friend’s eye. The text simply means God is very close to you at all times. He concerns Himself with your protection and guidance.

All of these verbs are imperfect, meaning He gives us constant care.

Again figurative language is used. “He made him to draw honey from the rock.”  The rock is descriptive of difficult times, hard times. The honey is a graphic for the sweet experiences of life. The fact the honey is in the rock means there are blessings in hard times.

Then He says, “And oil from the flinty rock.” A visit to the Bible land enables a better understanding of this. In the most rocky and barren looking fields, olive trees grow well and produce their rich oil.

In the rocky fields of your life, the Lord can and will bring forth blessings if allowed to. Having reviewed how valuable you are to God, now evaluate how important He is in your life. Pause and romance God, that is express your gratitude to Him and love for Him.