Many times, when one goes to the doctor, he’ll say, “Get undressed and put on this gown.” At that moment I seem to have a hearing deficit. I didn’t hear what the doctor said, I just want my clothes back on. I know it’s not always true, but usually, the doctor waits until you have your clothes back on before he lowers the boom or gives you directions. Because when you’re naked you are surely not thinking straight.
Adam and Eve were made in the image of God. I believe they were covered with the righteousness and glory of God.
“…they were both naked…and were not ashamed.” (Genesis 2:25)
We don’t know how long Adam and Eve lived in the garden before they ate the forbidden fruit; it may have been hundreds of years.
“And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked… And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked and hid myself.” (Genesis 3:7, 9-10)
Thousands of years have come and gone since that tragic day. Yet the story in one way is still the same: Many souls are naked and not ashamed.
“Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind and naked.” (Revelation 3:17)
How is it they don’t know they are naked? Not because they are covered with righteousness and the glory of God. Or because they are innocent, but because they don’t recognize God’s voice speaking to them.
So next time I go to the doctor and he tells me to put this gown on, I will be thankful my mind’s not too straight and my hearing’s not too good!
“…clothed, and in his right mind…” (Luke 8:35)
Gentle Reader: I was told this devotion was a little humorous. If so, please don’t let the humor distract from my burden that many people are unaware of their nakedness. Or that they feel no remorse for how they live. We as a nation have become too calloused to sin. Even many so-called Christians have accepted some sins.