Posts Tagged ‘naked’

Ruth Exposed

And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. Genesis 2:25 NASB Naked – The Hebrew word of “naked” is ‘arom. While it often describes nudity, in the Genesis account it has a much deeper meaning. The word itself is derived from the verb, ‘ur, “to be exposed.” In this verse,…

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Different

And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. Genesis 2:25 NASB Naked – It’s possible that we’ve overlooked the obvious in this verse. We are so intent on applying the unity of the previous verse (“one flesh” – basar ‘ehad – one in proclamation) that we might have ignored the…

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Naked and Ashamed

And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. Genesis 2:25 NASB Not ashamed – But it didn’t last, did it? A few verses later Adam says, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself” (Genesis 3:10). The…

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The Naked Truth

“Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry
and bring the homeless poor into the house;
When you see the naked, to cover him;
and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?” Isaiah 58:7 NASB Hide yourself – So you want to love the Lord with all your heart, mind and strength? So you want…

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Gardening

“For your guilt teaches your mouth, and you choose the language of the crafty.” Job 15:5 NASB Crafty – “Naked I came into the world” is another way to say that when I arrived I didn’t have a hidden agenda. That’s what we learn from the phonetically similar Hebrew word arom in Genesis 2:25. Adam…

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Identity Theft (3)

And He said, “Who told you that you were naked?” Genesis 3:11  NASB Naked – Perhaps the real issue in life is not guilt but shame.  It is possible to deal with guilt.  Atonement sets aside guilt.  If we are guilty, the law tells us what must be done to recompense and restore.  Sometimes we…

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Identity Theft (2)

And He said, “Who told you that you were naked?” Genesis 3:11 NASB Told – Who told you?  Who told you that there was something flawed in your world?  Who told you that something is interfering with your enjoyment of just being alive?  Who told you that you had a problem with God?  Adam’s unspoken…

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Identity Theft (1)

And He said, “Who told you that you were naked?” Genesis 3:11 NASB Who – It’s the question that doesn’t belong?  It’s the question that only produces more questions but no answers.  “Who told you?”  Well, the conversation with the serpent doesn’t say a thing about nakedness.  So if you thought Adam should have said,…

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Revealed!

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings. Genesis 3:7 Naked – Why did Adam and Havvah realize they were naked?  Were they in such a joyous stupor prior to eating from the Tree that they just…

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Clothes Make The Man

The wise in heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will be ruined. Proverbs 10:8 (ESV) Receive – “Without mitzvot one is naked.”  So say the rabbis about the necessity of the commandments (mitzvot).  Heschel points out that Judaism views the commandments as if they were literal things, as if they could be possessed…

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