Unlimited: Naked Before God
May 8, 2020 604
All of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. (Gal 3:27, NIV).
Some people have nightmares about being caught out naked. It’s one of our greatest fears. Those who tell us there is a psychological meaning to these dreams say that they represent feelings of being vulnerable, and a fear of having an aspect of your life totally exposed.
Biblically, they are not far off the mark. The question that God asked Adam and Eve after they sinned was,
Who told you that you were naked? (Genesis 3:11).
The implication of God’s question is that no-one told them, so how did they know?
They had done something, and as a result they felt ashamed. Their guilt exposed them before God. Sin had come into the world and into the human heart.
We are all naked before God. For many, this sense of nakedness is simply reflected in a yearning for something more—for identity—for permanence. Others who know God know this restlessness for what it is: the presence of sin.
The Apostle Paul gives us the solution when he tells us that if we have been baptised, we have been clothed with Christ. What was lost by our first parents has been regained by Jesus. Our spotless righteousness, pristine purity, and absolute perfection exists only in him. In Christ, you will never be naked and exposed.
– Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: How would you answer the question in Gen 3:11? As a child of God, what answer would you give?