And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. Genesis 2:25 NKJV
God created Adam the first man. He created Eve the first woman from one of Adam’s ribs. God created them to live together in the Garden of Eden. He created them to love each other. God created them to be loved by Him and to return His perfect love.
Sin and death had not yet entered the world. Adam and Eve lived a simple life that was based on God’s great love for them. They trusted God to meet their needs. They did not know they were naked because God had not told them they were naked.
Why is it significant that they were naked and unaware of it? Adam and Eve accepted God’s definition of good and what is evil. They did not lean on their own understanding for moral guidance. They did not decide for themselves what is good and what is evil.
Eve saw that the tree was desirable to make one wise. She took the fruit and ate it. She gave the fruit to her husband. He ate it. God told them not to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. They disobeyed. They ate from the tree. They sinned!
Their eyes were opened. Adam and Eve realized they were naked. They began to make their own moral judgments. They became separated from God. They no longer depended on God for guidance and direction. They no longer accepted His definition of good and evil.
Adam and Eve began to live as if they had more wisdom and knowledge than God. They lived as though they could make better decisions for themselves than God could.
People all over the world are living as Adam and Eve did after they became separated from God. They live like they have more knowledge and wisdom than God. They believe they have better resources to make decisions that the Lord!
God’s greatest judgement is to leave us to ourselves. If God turned His back on us that would be the greatest punishment He could inflict on us. God did not leave Adam and Eve to themselves. He did not turn His back on them. He will never turn His back on us!
The Lord is pleading with us to turn back to Him for guidance and direction. God is saying come let us reason together. He is drawing us back into relationship with Him in loving-kindness. The way back to relationship with God is through His Son Jesus!
The Lord made a way for us to be restored to a loving relationship with Him today. Jesus Christ is the way to eternal life with God the Father. Jesus Christ is the doorway that leads into the presence of God!
The greatest blessing of God is to live our lives according to His good and perfect plan for our lives. Choose wisdom. Choose to obey the Word of God through faith in Jesus!
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