Has Sin Left You Naked?

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Sin, in many ways, uncovers and exposes us, leaving us naked for all to see and open for scrutiny and judgment. However, modern-day acceptance of sin has blurred the lines of right and wrong, fulfilling Bible prophecy of a lawless world (Matthew 24:12). Due to sin’s normalization and desensitization, the nakedness of sin (a sense of vulnerability, humiliation, shame, guilt, and judgment) has seemingly been washed away, removing the desire or urge to repent. Additionally, the misunderstanding of Grace taught through the lens of false Christian doctrine has also led to this blurred confusion (See Recap and Living Under Grace). 

Engaging in evil is like sport to the fool [who refuses wisdom and chases sin], But to a man of understanding [skillful and godly] wisdom brings joy. (Meaning someone foolish tends to underestimate the gravity of sin and its repercussions.)

Proverbs 10:23 (AMP)

Every prudent one deals with knowledge, but a fool lays open his folly. (Meaning fools take pride in or flaunt their sins or wrongdoings.)

 Proverbs 13:16  (HRB)

In this and all Food for Thoughts I recommend you read the Scripture(s) provided and the entire chapter they are from to obtain more insight.

Our societies have moved so far in the wrong direction that sin is now celebrated openly in church buildings, pulpits, parades, and fought for in protests. These celebrations and actions indicate little to no connection to the nakedness (shame) of sin. Proverbs 10:23, 13:16 indicate that only fools flaunt their sin opening. There is nothing natural about wanting to be naked in front of people. Equally, we should not think living in open sin or direct opposition against our creator YAHWEH is natural. In fact, regardless of one’s religious beliefs, the mere idea of being naked in front of people evokes feelings of shame, discomfort, and uneasiness for most people, as was the case with Adam and Eve (Gen 3:7-10). It is a natural human response to feel vulnerable in nakedness, just as it should to sin.

Being naked physically makes us vulnerable to the elements and other outside things. Spiritual nakedness also makes us vulnerable, opening us up to attacks from Satan and making us more susceptible to our fleshly desires.

The similarities between Adam and Noah

6 And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and the tree was desirable to make one wise. And she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 

7 And the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were NAKED. And they sewed leaves of the fig tree, and made girdles for themselves. 

8 And they heard the sound of YAHWEH Elohim walking up and down in the garden at the breeze of the day. And the man and his wife hid themselves from the face of YAHWEH Elohim in the middle of the trees of the garden.

Genesis 3:6-8 (HRB)

20 And Noah, a man of the ground, began and planted a vineyard. 

21 And he drank from the wine, and was drunk. And he uncovered himself inside his tent. (*He was NAKED)

Genesis 9:20-21 (HRB)

In this and all Food for Thoughts I recommend you read the Scripture(s) provided and the entire chapter they are from to obtain more insight.

1. They were both patriarchs (heads of a family or tribe).

2. They both were in a garden. (The place where they lived)

  • Adam: Garden of Eden
  • Noah: A garden he planted

3. They both partook of something in their garden.

  • Adam: Fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
  • Noah: Fruit turned into wine

4. Their sin resulted in or caused nakedness or both.

5. They both blamed someone else

  • Adam: Blamed Eve, his wife
  • Noah
    • He cursed Canaan, his grandson, son of Ham, to be a slave of slaves
    • He cursed Shem to inherit Canaan as slaves, which would make them slaves, remember, Canaan would be slave of slaves. 
    • He cursed Japheth in the same manner, making them slaves, but he also added in Gen 9:27 that Japheth would be pāṯâ H6601 (persuadedseduced, deceived, enlarged) and live in the tent (home or land) of Shem (Yashar’el or Israel). Pāṯâ H6601 is used in the Bible about 28 times and is only used in this verse as enlarged. The enlarge here points more toward enlarging one’s self with pride, or possibly enlarge does not fit at all, and one of the other words should be inserted instead like the other 27 times throughout scripture. The Hebrew word raḥaḇ H7337 (enlarge) is used everywhere else in the Bible when referring to increasing territory, borders, or wealth. Ham is the only one that was not cursed. I will not go further into this as this would be a whole study on its own. 

Adam Sin and Nakedness

Adams’s disobedience to a command of YAHWEH (Gen 2:1617) “introduced us all (Romans 5:12) to the “law of sin” (Romans 7:23) and the “law of sin and death” (Romans 8:2). (See To Sin or Not to Sin, that is the question! PT.1 and 2 for more info on Adam’s sin and what it means for humanity). After Adam realized the weight of his transgression, a sense of shame overcame him, leading him to cover himself with leaves and hide from YAHWEH (Gen 3:7-10). It’s natural to feel the guilt and shame that comes from the nakedness of our sins, but we don’t have to be consumed by those emotions. Our Father in Heaven is faithful to forgive our sins through the redeeming blood of His Son Yahshua (1 John 1:9-10).

Noah Sin and Nakedness

In the Bible, there is no direct mention of Noah being a drunkard or an alcoholic, which according to Ephesians 5:18, we should not do, and according to 1 Cor 6:9-10 would keep one from inheriting the Kingdom of YAHWEH. However, there is a recorded incident where Noah became intoxicated, naked, and vulnerable. Due to his drunken stupor, Noah left himself open and helpless. He could not protect himself from whomever and whatever was done to him. We might not be in a drunken state due to alcohol, but we are drunk on the ways of this world, and because of that, we are naked (vulnerable) in front of Satan, and he loves every second of it. When we live a life of sin and disobedience to Father, we are naked and exposed spiritually, family-wise, socially, and financially. 


When we live a life of sin and disobedience to Father, we are naked and exposed spiritually, family-wise, socially, and financially. We are out of place and unable to correct or defend things and situations. Noah would not have been violated if he didn’t sin and become drunk. Adam would have never known sin and shame if he didn’t eat the fruit, and his son Cain would have never killed Able. But, they both were naked and unable to respond correctly due to sin. 

No perfect people exist on this planet. We all have sinned and come short of the Father’s glory. However, we must refrain from living a life of sin and disobedience. This will allow us to be in a position, ready to respond appropriately and to remain covered in the blood of the Yahshua. If you are living a life of sin, repent to YHWH, turn from a sinful life, and receive Yahshua (YAHWEH Salvation).

Note: YAHWEH covered Adam’s nakedness for him by sacrificing an innocent animal for skin (Gen 3:21). He sent His innocent Son Yahshua for us as the sacrificial Passover Lamb for our sins*.

By David Edwards

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