Posted by: Kimberly | Sat May 21, 2011

Clothing

At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves. Genesis 3:7

And the Lord God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife. Genesis 3:21

It struck me when I read this that the first sacrifice in the Bible was made by God. He killed an animal so he could clothe mankind with better clothes than they knew how to make. Animal skins would be far better than fig leaves. Later, God made the ultimate sacrifice through his son, Jesus Christ. Jesus came to earth and became humanity, he was clothed in it. He took on flesh so that we could be redeemed from our sinful nature into an eternal life.

Not only did God provide a sacrifice for man in his disobedience, he offered a better set of clothes. I was thinking how much better God takes care of things than we do. I want to wear the clothes that God made and walk in the fullness of God. I want to wear Jesus everywhere I go and have his vision. I want to listen to what my Heavenly Father has for me and allow Him to take care of me.

I pray these verses for myself:

“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.” Colossians 3:12-15 


Responses

  1. Great thoughts Miss Katie. As I was reading, this scripture came to mind:

    For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:53-57)

    I love how you think and expound on the scriptures. It is very uplifting. Thank you, Miss Katie.

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  2. Thank you Good Al for that Scripture and your compliment. Sometimes I wonder why I don’t see things sooner but there is so Much to understand.

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  3. Lovely, Kim! He is wrapped in light as a garment! Oooh….so many beautiful thoughts related to clothing and being clothed….

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  4. Thank you Mercy! I studied the ‘garment’ in the Bible recently and it is quite a topic! I agree many thoughts come to mind related to clothing. One definition of clothed is “to be covered.” We are covered by the blood of the lamb!

    Thank you for stopping by, I know God has clothed you with his protection in your ministry!

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  5. Clothed in Him and love. I am thankful and so needed this today. Thank you!

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  6. I am glad that you were touched Tom! Praise God for His Love!

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  7. A stunningly beautiful set of ideas, Kimberly. I will continue to munge on this. Thanx for sharing your thoughts and moments with the Lord!!

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