We have choices and we make the wrong ones. We are selfish and demand our own way…and God lets us have it…but out of His eternal love for us, He provides a way for us, to once again return to Him. The first picture we have of God’s eternal plan for the salvation of man is seen right here, in the Garden, with Adam and Eve, on the very day they sinned.
On day one, God showed mankind what they would have to do to approach Him.
He made garments out of skins and clothed them.
That’s what it says.
A library full of books could be written on that one line.
Adam and Eve lived in a picture perfect world. They had never seen so much as a leaf fall to the ground and die. But on this day, God made the first sacrifice for sin…a foretelling of an event that was to come. Something had to die in order for their ‘sin’ to be ‘covered.’
Adam and Eve had never seen death. The had never seen anything to compared to this. At once, they understood the gravity of what they had done. Something gave its life so they could live. And this should resonate in the heart of all believers:
God himself provided the sacrifice. He ‘covered’ their sin.
It was a picture. As time went on the picture became more and more clear…but it still wasn’t perfectly clear, even after the death of Jesus. The disciples who walked and talked with him daily, still had no clue how all of this related to their Messiah. They were confused. After Jesus died they were in utter dismay. Expecting a King to free them from the tyranny of Rome…they didn’t understand that the Messiah had to die.
But the scripture tells us…after the resurrection Jesus met them on the road to Emmaus and Jesus “beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them all the scriptures concerning himself.” Luke 24:27 Jesus began with the very scriptures WE are studying and explained how they were all pictures of Him!
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