Adeolu Adefarasin


Naked And Unashamed

“And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.”

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:25‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

So much changed when Adam and Eve are of the fruit of the midst of the garden. The floodgates opened but one of the most damaged things was the relationship between man and his wife. The final thing the Bible says before the serpent came to test Eve was that “the man and his wife were naked and unashamed”. That was the capacity for man and his wife to live with such a deep unity and honesty and fearless love. To not overthink or doubt or worry about how one would receive the other.

The devil's first attack was on the trust between a man and a woman. God purposed a husband to be a covering and a safety for his wife. That you love her like Christ loved the church. And he made woman to be a helper. To enrich her husband but the devil came to soak doubt there by bringing shame and self awareness.

The moment that God confronted Adam he immediately blamed the woman who was sent to help him.

Eve no longer felt the covering of Adam and Adam questioned her capacity to help.

Today the relationship with man and woman is still so fractured. We must fight more intently to be naked and unashamed frightening as it may be to be so vulnerable. It is only by the bold leap of faith that you get back to a redeemed relationship of a covering and a helper.