And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. This is how it was in the beginning. People walked with God, in a beautiful garden, totally naked! Although it was clearly a physical nakedness I also believe it was a nakedness of heart. They had nothing to hide from God, absolutely nothing at all. Shame was something that they had NEVER known! Can you imagine that – never, ever having known shame?
We carry all sorts of shame. Most woman are ashamed of some of their physical features, most women are ashamed of bad things they have done and most woman are ashamed of who they have not become! Shame is a big part of modern living, isn’t it? So let’s get to the bottom of this so that we can live a life that is free from shame. Let’s get back to walking carefree with God in this garden we call Earth.
Since we are on a gardening theme, let’s use some gardening principles. If you want to get rid of a bothersome plant or tree, you have to dig it up by the roots. If you don’t get rid of the roots the tree will keep popping up again and again. It will NEVER go away no matter what you do. You simply have to dig up the root! So let’s plan our gardening project by first analysing the situation and then forming a ‘root lifting’ strategy.
So what is the root of shame? Let’s take a peek back at Adam and Eve. They didn’t have any shame and then they did have shame. The first observation is that they were ‘not ashamed’ and then what they became ‘ashamed’ about was of course their nakedness.
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