Even Better Than Eden: Ch. 4, Clothing, Quote 1
Eden was unspoiled, but it was also unfinished—including Adam and Eve. This means that in the ancient near eastern culture, nakedness was actually a shameful state for royalty. True royalty should wear appropriate clothing. By His grace, these two were both naked and unashamed. But they were far from “finished.” There was even more glory God intended for this first royal couple—a glory that He intended to grow until it filled the earth!
What is new or intriguing to you about the viewpoint that nakedness is a shameful state for royalty?
What is a healthy attitude toward our physical clothing or beauty? Is there a balance to strive for in our appearance?
How might this theme explain why pornography is so wrong?
How might this impact discussions parents have with their children in a beauty-obsessed culture?
Please feel free to also share any other additional insights or thoughts—you’re not limited to my questions!