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