Coats of skins

Genesis 3:21 “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.”

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This is the first example of a blood sacrifice for sin.

God’s method for covering sin has always been blood. The pattern carries itself through in the Old Testament and is brought to completion when Christ shed His blood to, not only cover, but erase the sins of all who place their faith in Him.

His blood was sufficient to atone for the sins of all mankind.

The sacrifice in this context served two purposes: first to cover sin, second to cover their nakedness.

The sacrifice of these animals is also quite symbolic.

Their death was both the result of sin and the solution to the problems sin created.

It is important to note that the penalty for sin (death) is also the means for making atonement for sin.

Each time we read of sacrifice in the Old Testament it should point us to Christ.

This first sacrifice is an example of God’s direct involvement in our redemption.

As with Christ, God provides the sacrifice necessary to deal with the sin problem.

Genesis 3:21 “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.”

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