January 15, Daily Devotional..........WHY WEAR CLOTHING AT ALL? 1
WHY WEAR CLOTHING AT ALL?
Before the fall, Adam and Eve wore no clothing, and were not aware of their nakedness (Genesis 2:25). After sin entered the picture, they tried to clothe themselves (Genesis 3:7). That clothing revealed their spiritual condition; they were now sinners (Genesis 3:10-11). God changed their clothes; He made clothing for them (Genesis 3:21). Their clothing now revealed a different spiritual condition; their sin has been covered, or paid for, through the death of an innocent animal. The animal skins picture the future death of the innocent Lamb, and His provision of righteousness for their souls (Romans 5:19).
When sin came, the beautiful bodies that God had created in honor and glory were subjected to dishonor and weakness (I Corinthians 15:43). Satan was now able to take the desires that God had created and mimic them with lustful, unholy desires that induce people to sin. Because we are sinners, subject to the temptations of sinners, it is needful to clothe our bodies.
What does your clothing reveal about you?
Whose team are you on?
Do you want to be easily identified as His follower?
Do your clothing and outward appearance clearly identify you as His follower