I Am Naked…

I don’t know about you but being caught in the buff would be a nightmare for me.  Thank God my wife can walk in on me when I do not have clothes on without gagging.  Praise Jesus  for making seeing eyes blind! 😊 I know…I know, I could do something about it…right?!

Let me tell you something even scarier.  Do you realize that we are naked before God?  Hebrew 4:13 states, 13 There is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.”  Spiritually “laid bare to the eyes of Him” means he sees our every thought, knows each of our emotions and understands without doubt our spiritual condition!  The Bible says in Hebrews 4:12 that “the word of God is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”  Busted!  Why try to hide things from Him who sees all; even though, most of us try to do exactly that every day.   

Adam and Eve did the very same thing after the initial sin of mankind.  Genesis 3 describes this fiasco, “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.”  They were guilty, ashamed, self-conscious, defeated and tried to make themselves invisible to God…unsuccessfully.  And, all the finger pointing and blaming that could be mustered up did not help. They had blown it and now realized something catastrophic had occurred.  Adam and Eve discovered that God sees their most intimate thoughts and understands their intentions. As a result, God’s righteousness forced Him to separate from sinful man no longer enjoying the sweet, intimate fellowship that had been experienced up to that point.  The free-flowing, edifying, loving communion came to a screeching halt.  Before sin, “Adam and Eve were both naked and were not ashamed” (Genesis 2:25).  Now, each had become uncomfortable with each other and with God.  And, to add insult to injury, they were sent out of the garden experiencing a life of not only good but evil.

H-O-W-E-V-E-R, out of His glorious grace and mercy, God did something that redeemed, restored and reconciled our relationship with Him.  2 Corinthians 5:21 states, “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”  The great exchange has occurred.  The holy, righteous Son of God took our ugly, gross, selfish, contaminating sin upon Himself on the cross.  This allows God the Father to give His righteousness to whomever invites His Son into their heart confessing Jesus by faith as their Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9&10).  He takes our sin and gives us His righteousness! 

Because of Jesus, we are naked and bare before our God without shame!  Don’t let the devil tell you otherwise.

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