Feeling uncomfortable right now? I know I did, at first, when I asked myself that question. Ironically, I was about to step into the shower when the thought came to me, but then my thoughts soon turned to my current reading in the book of Genesis.
God walked through the garden. He was looking for Adam and Eve. He called out for them. They hid after doing their best to cover up their nakedness. It wasn’t their bodies they were ashamed of. It was their sin. Adam and Eve had disobeyed God. You see, when the presence of God shows up the Holy Spirit convicts. What matters is how we react to the Holy Spirit’s conviction.
People still sin today. They still disobey God. They still try to cover up their sinfulness. They try to hide. But I tell you the truth, God searches diligently for you. He calls out your name. To point His finger at you and condemn you? No! To love you. To forgive you. To cleanse you, if you will let Him. You see, for Adam and Eve, God spilled the blood of an innocent animal to cover their nakedness. For you, He allowed His innocent Son’s blood to be spilled to cover you.
But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us. (Rom 5:8 AMP)
When you accept God’s forgiveness, there is no problem standing before Him naked, for you no longer have anything to hide.
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