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Who Told You That You Were Naked?

fig and leaf2> The second question God asked Adam was, “Who told you that you were naked?”  In other words, who judged you and put your value on the line and undermined your affirmation?  God had created Adam in His own image and put him on earth with undeniable, detailed daily purpose, so there was no lack of affirmation.  I believe the “who” is what God was emphasizing in this question because “naked” was nothing new.  If this was Friday, Adam had been naked on Thursday too.  The real issue was “who” decided Adam was worth less in the last twenty-four hours?  Mature sons shouldn’t hide when they need to repent.  Sowing fig leaves was an attempt to fix things without repentance.  Repentance is going up to the “pent-house” (mind) to see from a higher, God perspective and change our thinking.  No change in thinking means no real change.  The question pointed out that it was Adam who believed his identity was damaged.  It was not God that was doubting worth or abandoning. In fact, it never is God that decides worth is diminished.
(This is the tenth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Seeing Us The Way God Sees Us” which was published in SEEC Magazine. Excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page. The audio CD of this message is entitled “Free To Be.”)