Genesis 3: 20-24….Living under different circumstances.

The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.
Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—” therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.

Comment: Nakedness meant nothing according to the earlier record until sin entered the equation. I’m not sure how elegant the clothes God prepared for them were but obviously the animals providing the pelts had to die. It is interesting to note how much nakedness and tantalising semi-nakedness are used these days to sell things, and many of the things they are used to advertise are of questionable quality morally.

The reason to put them out of the garden and away from the tree of (presumably everlasting) life was, I deduce from other scriptures, that God had a plan for a future without the effects of sin and rebellion. And the scripture calls that heaven, but indicates it to be a future reality, when Christ returns and sin will be finally dealt with!

Prayer: Help me to choose wisely the way I walk through life.

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