The Ah-ha Moment
Genesis 3 begins with these fateful words:

Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made.

“Crafty” is, in Hebrew, `aruwm. Guess what word this one has root in? If you answered, `aram, then you are absolutely correct.

Eve was more than just “unclothed and aware of it” after that significant bite of the forbidden fruit. She was draped in craftiness and shrewdness. Nothing about her or, for that matter, mankind would ever be the same.

Eve was forced to stand naked before God, not only naked in her skin, but naked in her sin.

God, because of His remarkable grace and mercy, killed an innocent animal in order that she not be “naked in her skin” any longer.[4]

And He gave his Son as an innocent lamb to the slaughter so that she and her husband, and you and I would no longer be naked in our sin but rather clothed in righteousness.

I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.[5]


Link to “Part Two of Standing Naked Before God: Sarah” and "Part Three: The Woman Caught in Adultery."

Award-winning national speaker Eva Marie Everson is a recent graduate of Andersonville Theological Seminary. Her work includes the just released Sex, Lies, and the Media (Cook) and The Potluck Club (Baker/Revell) She can be contacted for comments or for speaking engagement bookings at

[1] Genesis 2:25

[2] Genesis 3:7


[4] Reference Genesis 3:21

[5] Isaiah 61:10