Genesis 3:21: Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
The solution that God will provide to meeting your needs will always outlast any solution that you derive in your wisdom. It is best to look to him to meet your every need.
After Adam and Eve sinned against God, the scripture said in Genesis 3:21 that their eyes were opened which allowed them to recognize that they were naked. In response they sewed fig leaves and made themselves an apron. It was a case of man recognizing that there is a need and trying to meet that need on his accord. The problem with the solution that man found is that it would be short lived because very shortly the fig leaves would whither. God’s response was classic, although he would have been hurt by their disobedience, that never stopped him from recognizing that man had a need and moved to meet that need by making a coat of skin and clothing them.
There are a couple of lessons that we can learn from this episode. The first is to recognize God for who he is: the supplier of our needs. We often go out in our own strength and wisdom in an attempt to meet our needs, but invariably our solutions are short lived and will soon fail. It was significant that God made the coat of skin for Adam and Eve, he was signaling that rather than trying to do it ourselves, we should look to him to meet our needs. The second thing is that the solution he provides will always outlast what we come up with. God is the needs supplier, whatever your need is today look to him. He will supply all your needs according to his riches in glory. Note the scripture says according to his riches in glory, that means he is not limited by your circumstances or situations. The abundance of his riches will allow him to supply your every need regardless of how impossible it may seem.
Life Application: Regardless of how long it takes for your needs to be met, present your needs to God on a daily basis.
Prayer: Lord, I look to you from whence cometh my help and provision. I thank you for your daily provision. Lord, thank you your blessings even when I’m not in alignment with your word. In Jesus name, amen.
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