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Word For The Week

"The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them"

(Genesis 3v21)

Even as the Lord speaks words of judgement to Adam and Eve, and casts them out of Eden, he also shows them mercy and grace.  They had pathetically attempted to cover their nakedness with fig leaves (3v7), but the Lord clothes them with something more substantial: the skins of animals.  Presumably, animals had to die, in order to cover the shame of Adam and Eve.

Many see here a picture of the Lord's grace and mercy to all who trust him in.  Jesus Christ died in our place to cover our shame.  We are clothed not in animal skins, but in the righteousness of Jesus Christ which is tranfered to us as we put our faith in him.

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