This post is Day 2 in a series of studies about “The Fig Tree”, I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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The Fig Tree – Day 2
Adam and Eve sewed fig leaves together. The fig leaves were the most suitable. They were big, strong and thick. God had provided for their needs, before they knew that they would have those needs. He still does that today for you and me. God is The One who sees.
Then their eyes were opened, and they both realized that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together and made clothes for themselves.
The fig tree is the only tree that we know for sure existed in the garden of Eden. Of course there was the tree of life and also the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:9), and each of those merits an individual study. But the fig tree is one we can recognise because it grows in much of the world today.
After committing the sin of eating the forbidden fruit Adam and Eve were embarrassed by their nakedness and sewed fig leaves together. We have no idea how they did that without needles and thread. (I am supposing that there were no sewing kits in the garden of Eden, but I could be wrong!)
We can imagine that the fig leaves were the most suitable. They were big, strong and thick. God had provided for their needs, before they knew themselves that they would have those needs. He still does that today for you and me.
Adam and Eve covered their nakedness, but they still hid from the Lord the next time they heard Him in the garden. Now they were hiding, not because of their nakedness, but because of their guilt (Genesis 3:8)! Sadly, many of us today, try to live as though God doesn’t see our wrong doings, we try to cover our tracks and pretend that all is well.
In Genesis 16 we read the story of Hagar and we learn that one of the names of God is “The One who sees” (Genesis 16:13).
Ask yourself today if you live as though the Lord is the “All seeing One”.
Pray for a new awareness of Him in your daily life.
Thank Him that He has provided for all your needs.