The Origin of Nakedness

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 (Gen. 3:7 KJV)

Nakedness had a beginning. Gen. 3:7 tells us that when Adam and Eve ate the fruit, their eyes were opened, and they knew that they were naked. Was not Adam and his wife Eve already naked in the Garden before the fall? What happened to them that made their nakedness become a problem so suddenly? The scripture above tells us. Their eyes were opened. 

It should be evident that the “eyes” mentioned above are not the physical eyes. They are the eyes of the spirit. Adam and Eve were transformed inside, from a spirit-controlled being to a body-centered being. They were sold to be slaves of the body and will be ruled by sin until they are delivered from the body.

Adam and Eve had always been naked, but when a spiritual change occurred, their nakedness became a problem. They made aprons from fig leaves to cover the nakedness. And we have been covering our nakedness since then. But can we use clothes from fig leaves to hide a problem that occurred in the spirit? The answer is no. However, that is what humanity has done, and continues to do since the fall. A contemporary example we deal with today is addiction. Many people use alcohol and drugs to cover a pain of the heart. You cannot fix bitterness and bleeding of the heart by addiction. Some use their jobs, families or even money to cover the emptiness, restlessness, guilt, shame, etc,  inside. There are many people who are naked inside but are putting on very beautiful and expensive designer clothes!

God has brought new clothes for us to cover our nakedness( Rev. 3:18). These are clothes of righteousness. You need to see in the spirit how beautiful the clothes you put on are when you received Christ! Nakedness originated from a spiritual problem. Christ’s blood is the solution to that inner nakedness, not designer clothes! As a believer, you have been well-dressed with the Designer clothes of heaven!


Is it possible for people to attempt to cover the woes of their inner life using outward things that seem to portray an inaccurate perception of them by others?


In Gen. 3:21, God made clothes for Adam and Eve from animal skin. It was expensive clothing, because it was the first time an animal had to be killed. That is a picture of the clothing of righteousness and glory we wear today through the death and sacrifice of our Lord Jesus! Put on your new clothes every day as you talk and act! 


Thank the Lord for the designer clothes from heaven  you are wearing in Christ!

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