Of all the questions GOD asks in the bible, the question before Adam and Eve still evades most people today. After all, since GOD is perfect, shouldn't all GOD's creations be so too?
The question itself is a double edged sword. Before Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of God and Evil, they shared everything with God. They were transparent literally and metaphorically.
They conversed with GOD daily. They created with God. They brought their issues to God. They solved their problems with God.
It's like a couple when they get married. Your parents are still your parents, but in a healthy relationship, they each then become your mentor. You never stop loving or needing your parents. You just need their love and support in a different way.
Contrastly, the worst thing you can do is consult with soap operas a.k.a "Reality Tv" or a group of single friends about your marriage. None of these people know and love you unconditionally and truly want what is best for you and your spouse. At best, their love is generic. It's a substitute for the real thing God gave you from your parents and your spouse. When you commit a wrongful act, your parents and spouse can bring you back into alignment from a place of love.
Don't get me wrong. There are some good friends out there who will be truthful and honest with you.
But your parents came together under a Covenant with GOD in marriage and you did the same with your spouse. Therefore, there is an invisible but ever present ally you have with GOD. That ALLY is perfect.
When you and your spouse bring everything and I do mean EVERYTHING to the true and Living GOD during the good times and the bad times, there is no shame. There is only trust. The Tree of Good and Evil is the generic alternative, maybe this or maybe that.
Regardless of what others may say, you know in your heart that GOD and your spouse truly love you and want only the very best for you and your family.You know that no matter what, your perfect ally, GOD, will always (eventually) get you back on track when you ask and wait patiently.That's the beauty and significance of being ever naked before GOD.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
LeTicia Lee is author of My Love is One: What I Learned from the Messiah about Love, Family, Climate Change, and the Second Coming.