1/5 Genesis 3:7-8

7 Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. 8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.

When Eve listened to the Tempter and disobeyed the Lord, she then invited Adam to participate in her rebellion. The Apostle Paul tells us that Eve was deceived, but Adam chose to fall with her (1Timothy 2:14). Paul uses this Biblical account as the reason that women should not exercise authority over man. Both Jesus and Paul saw Genesis as an actual account of historical events from which we should learn.

What was once only sacred and beautiful, the human body, suddenly was seen through the eyes of sinners with lust and evil thoughts. Man has been trying to cover his sin ever since. We cover it with lies and justification. We try to pretend our sin is not evil. But all our coverings are a temporal attempt to hide from God. God had to provide through the blood of an animal the skins that they would wear. It is a picture of the final solution for sin, the blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus, who would pay the price for our sin.

The Apostle also tells us that God is an invisible Spirit and that the manifestation of God is Jesus (Colossians 1:15). It was Jesus then who was walking in the Garden. They were hiding from the One who would ultimately be their covering, their restoration, their substitute. He asks a question that still rings in the heart of everyone who is trying to hide from Him. Where are you? (Genesis 3:9)

Consider: Is there a part of your life you are trying to cover so that the piercing eyes of Jesus do not see it? He knows exactly where you are. Confess it and ask for His help to forsake it and for the covering only He can provide.