When i think of sin, I also think of death as they seem inseparable. I believe sin kills, and I believe Adam and Eve’s sin required a sacrifice (death) and His grace was willing it be an animal rather then Adam and Eve. Yes they were naked and God clothed them, but the goodness of God was warn around their hips for them to remember who did not die that day (at least immediately). It is also amazing to see how God’s goodness multiplies to not only cover their immediate sinful action, but also their new found awareness of their nakedness.
God’s goodness and grace is always desiring for us to return to Him/Us (our true nature). Grace is an invitation for freedom and peace to reign in us where their was once separation and death. Any other response then receiving restoration is a slap in the face to a loving God.
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