The Primacy of Grace

“And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.” Genesis 3:21

Within the very same chapter in which man falls in the Bible, we also see the first example of God’s grace. Despite the sorrow and pain God felt while walking through the garden and discovering His creation was ashamed, He also poured out his unmerited favor by clothing them to cover up their nakedness. God did not become a God of grace after Jesus, post New Testament, God has always been a God of grace. Oh what sweet and fulfilling truth to know that our God operates from a character of grace! Although His grace is not without His righteous judgment. The Lord is just and His wrath is poured out on all unrighteousness, but never in the Bible is His judgment not also coupled with His grace. As always, Adam and Eve were undeserving of God clothing them, but He did it anyways, not because of who they were, but because of who He is!
Lord Jesus, we are naked and ashamed because of our sin. Come clothe us with your grace and show your favor on us, so that we might walk in the garden with You again!
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