FIG LEAVES #2
The Lord asked the question of questions: “Who told you that you were naked?” (Genesis 3:11) Then there is another great principle to learn. When we come to admission, and eventual confession, our condition is posed to us as questions so we must chose to admit or deny our condition. The questions are simple and direct: (1) “Who told you that you were naked?” (2) “Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” At this point our shame, guilt and rejection will start making excuses and self-justification for our actions. The blame-game begins.
After the Lord gave judgment to these actions he then “made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them” (3:21) and “sent them out of the garden” (3:23). The pictures are obvious: the sacrifice of a living animal was to provide clothing and the Lord provided the covering, the Lord clothed them and they were removed from the perfection of Eden. They left the land of nakedness and the Tree of Life.
This is fully restored, of course, by Christ being crucified naked on a tree and bringing the naked redemption back to disobedient man and making the kingdom of God the new Eden real again.
“Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.” Jesus