Remove the Fig Leaves

I am of the opinion that the first negative emotion felt in the Bible was shame – when Adam and Eve covered themselves with fig leaves as they were ashamed of their nakedness.

Remove the Fig Leaves - Say goodbye to shame

Interesting what the fruit of shame (for them) was to run away, hide, and solve things by themselves. Doesn’t this sound familiar? It’s easier to shun away from things we did wrong, beating ourselves up about it, trying to make it right on our own standards than running to Abba Father, and leaving it at His feet. Jesus was the scapegoat so that we do not have to be anymore. He was shamed so that we can come out of hiding.