Thought for the Morning
Genesis 3:21 Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.
An act of disobedience against their Creator has brought sin into the world. These two realized they had done wrong against the Lord, and they tried to cover it with the sewn-up leaves of a fig tree. By the work of their hands they tried to hide the problem of sin.
We have a lesson here. No actions on our part, no works on our part can eliminate the problem of sin. Because of God’s love, He steps in on these two and provides a covering. This covering required the death of an innocent animal. The first blood of sacrifice was spilt. The timing of this is before they are put out of the Garden, a place where they will never return. God is protecting them from the “tree of life.” (Gen 3.22)
They entered the world as we know it with a covering provided by the Lord. The covering does not take away sin, but it did protect them in the world outside of the Garden. Sin had entered the world that was created to be without sin. .Adam and his wife Eve were put out of the Garden that had everything, and He put them in a place where everything that was needed to survive was obtained by the “sweat of their brow”. This is where we live.
God selects a people (Israel), special to Him and presents to them the law, where the blood of sacrifice is evident. The writer of Hebrews tells us, “And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.” (Heb. 9:22) All the sacrifices made by men were only essences of the Blood needed for Eternal Redemption!
For us, that first shedding of blood by God Himself was only a picture of what was to come thousands of years later. His own Son would shed His blood on the Cross for each of us. The writer of Hebrews also tells us, “Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption (Heb. 9:12) Eternal redemption, eternal life for us is obtained through the Blood of Christ!
Colossians 1:13-14 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. Just a thought for the