Summation of the Two Paths Book – Part 9

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; (Col 3:12)

2 Coverings – God’s method ( Genesis 3:21)

Let’s jump from the fig leaves worn by Adam and Eve to the fig tree cursed by Jesus Christ. Let me explain the connection which you may not have seen before.

One early morning just days before the Lord was nailed to the Cross of Calvary, He saw a fig tree in the distance. Mark 11:12-13 tells us that Jesus was hungry, and as He approached the tree, He must have been anticipating that its fruit would satisfy His hunger. The fig tree looked good from afar, with its leaves protecting the figs from the elements. It wasn’t until the Lord was close enough to the tree that it was revealed as being barren of fruit. Jesus peeled away the covering of fig leaves to expose the true picture. Are we able to discern the false coverings that we’ve put on in different areas of our own lives? The key question is how each of us responds to such a revelation because the answer will speak volumes regarding our true spiritual condition.

Summation of the Two Paths Book – Part 8

2 Coverings – man method (Genesis 3:7)

The book of Genesis is a book of beginnings. It explains the origin of all life and is essential reading for every Christian. That is why it’s the most attacked book in the Bible, for Psalm 11:3 warns that, ‘If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?’

The serpent was able to redefine the forbidden tree and make it appear as something to be desired. He redefined the consequences stated by God, and this resulted in the first man and the first woman partaking of the forbidden fruit. Once they had committed the transgression, what was the first respond of Adam and Eve? They rushed to hide their sin by sewing a garment of fig leaves for themselves. ‘And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons’ (Genesis 3:7)

Since then, the human race has been sewing ‘fig leaves’ in a variety of forms as cover-ups for falling short of God’s glorious standard. We can do one of two things with the Truth: cover it up or acknowledge it. However, like Adam and Eve, we soon realise that cover-ups are futile in the presence of God.