Walking in the Light

Genesis 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

Fig leaves can never cover the nakedness of our sin. It was a fig tree that Jesus cursed in Mark 11 it was covered with fig leaves, but no fruit! Cain brought an offering unto the LORD from the fruit of the ground and it was not acceptable.

Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin. When God clothed Adam and Eve after their sin, He made 'coats of skins,' and covered them (Genesis 3:21). This is the first recorded blood sacrifice for sin. Innocent animals paid with their lives to cover sin. They picture for us the perfect sacrifice of Jesus' blood for our sin.

But how did Adam and Eve know they were 'naked?' What was suddenly different? A hint may come from these Scriptures: 'And God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness' (Genesis 1:26) 'Bless the LORD, O my soul Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment' (Psalm 104:1,2)

Man was created in the image and likeness of God, Who is light God, Who is covered with light 'as with a garment!' Could it be that Adam and Eve enjoyed a 'heavenly glow?' Could it be that, when they sinned, their 'light went out,' and they were suddenly plunged into darkness?

When Moses had received the law from God, Aaron and all the children of Israel saw (that) 'behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.' (Exodus 34:30) Remember Jesus' experience in Matthew 17:2? '(He) was transfigured before them: and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light.'

We are not expected to literally 'glow in the dark' today, but we are told to 'walk as children of light' (Ephesians 5:8) because we are 'the light of the world.' (Matthew 5:14) 'they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.' (Daniel 12:3)

So shine today! Be a reflection of His glory! May the time you have spent with Him show on your face and help turn someone to righteousness today!

Walking in the Light

by Phil Freeman

The atmosphere I bring
Into each life I touch
Is a continuing
Of what I love so much.

If I have walked in light,
In fellowship divine,
Then I can share what's right
And Truth from me will shine!

But when I fill my heart
With trivial pursuit,
I'm likely to impart
Just fig leaves, and no fruit.

I'll start this day with Him
His Presence I'll possess!
My light shall not burn dim,
But yield Him righteousness!

©1996 by Phil Freeman

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